'Weekend Update' Mocks Too-Kind Penalty For Will Smith Slap

Maybe he should be forced to host an awards show instead, quipped Colin Jost, who co-hosted the Emmys in 2018.

Weekend Update” co-host Colin Jost found it hilarious that Will Smith has been banned for 10 years from the Oscars as punishment for striking Chris Rock on stage.

Is that a punishment?” asked a perplexed Jost on “Saturday Night Live’s” faux news segment.

“He can still be nominated and even win an award. He can even go to the after-party. He just doesn’t have to attend the four-hour ceremony where someone is definitely going to make fun of his wife again,” Jost quipped.

A real punishment would be to make Smith host next year’s Oscars, said Jost, who hosted the 2018 Emmys with “Update” co-anchor Michael Che.

“Trust me,” Jost said. “Nothing will make you question your choices in life more than hosting an awards show.”

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