The “Saturday Night Live” satirical news sketch “Weekend Update” will join forces with MSNBC to provide two segments of comedic relief amid the frenzy of the political nominating conventions this month.
“Weekend Update” co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will head the first of the two programs on MSNBC around midnight on July 20, after Republican National Convention coverage wraps up, NBC News said in a release Monday. The second special edition will air at the same time on July 27, following the Democratic National Convention events.
On the days their shows air, Jost and Che will also join NBC’s “Today” show as special correspondents.
Jost was already spotted interviewing people in Cleveland on the first day of the RNC.