Check Out Highlights from SNL's 'Weekend Update', 4/4
Below check out highlights from SNL'S "WEEKEND UPDATE" from the April 4th broadcast:COLIN JOST - "Despite Hillary Clinton's claims that she used her personal email while Secretary of State to avoid carrying more than one device, a new report shows that she emailed with her iPad in addition to her Blackberry. Even more alarming, her email signature was, "sent from my Benghazi cover-up device." JOST - "New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez was indicted this week on federal corruption charges. It's no surprise, considering that a senator taking a bribe is the New Jersey state seal." MICHAEL CHE - "For the first time in nearly twenty years, Tiger Woods is not ranked in the list of the top 100 golfers in the world. This according to a recent toast at an all-white country club." CHE - "ABC is denying that Barbara Walters wants to replace Rosie O'Donnell with Monica Lewinsky on "The View." Said an ABC spokesman, "We have not had contractual relations with that woman." Maybe an oral agreement, but that doesn't count." JOST - "Researchers in China have developed shape-shifting liquid metal machines. While researches in the U.S. have developed a breakfast sandwich with hash browns on the inside! So China, good luck with your real -life version of the dude from "Terminator 2." Here in America, we'll be eating tacos for breakfast." JOST - "Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. So to all you Christians out there, "Happy Easter." And to the Jews, "Nice try."" CHE - "The parents of a six year-old Indonesian boy who is addicted to smoking say that he has cut down to five cigarettes a day. That's very impressive considering how stressed he's been at the sneaker factory." CHE - "Nevada's famed Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel is searching for a "quality" control tester who will be paid to have sex with the prostitutes and rate their performance. The prostitutes will be graded on a scale from "F" to "Don't F."" JOST - "A woman in Brooklyn gave birth in the back of an Uber car on the way to the hospital. This according to a zero star review from the next passenger."
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