WATCH: Colin Jost and Michael Che Take on #MeToo, Ratings and Roseanne in Emmys Opening Monologue
Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che kicked off the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight with a broad-range monologue which took on #MeToo, Roseanne, and a number of other timely topics.
Colin Jost began by reflecting on how far the country has come since the Emmys began back in 1949.
“Things were very different back then,” he said. “Gas was 17 cents a gallon, a new home cost $7,000, and we all agreed that Nazis were bad.”
The monologue continued onward as the Weekend Update duo tackled everything from viewership ratings, to Ronan Farrow and the #MeToo movement. Perhaps the most intriguing part of the back and forth though was when Jost and Che talked about how Roseanne Barr got herself thrown off her renewed sitcom because of her racist remark about Valerie Jarrett.
“‘Roseanne’ was cancelled by herself, but picked up by white nationalists,” they joked.
They continued by cracking jokes about diversity in Hollywood, which comes after the musical number earlier tonight about how the entertainment industry has “solved” the issue of adequately representing people of color.
Watch above, via NBC.
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