8 Best Jokes From Michael Che & Colin Jost’s Emmys 2018 Monologue (VIDEO)
Colin Jost and Michael Che took center stage the 70th Emmy Awards to deliver their highly-anticipated opening monologue.
The Saturday Night Live stars (without their Weekend Update desk) didn’t hold back about Roseanne Barr, all the sexual harassment allegations running rampant in Hollywood, and President Trump.
Let’s break down their best jokes:
“Congratulations to Laurie Metcalf. You know how great an actress you have to be to nominated for Roseanne now? That’s like a cop being nominated for a BET Award.” — Che
“If you’re a network executive, that’s the scariest thing you can possibly hear except maybe, ‘Sir, Ronan Farrow is on line one.'” — Jost
“Black-ish is also how I’ve been asked to behave tonight.” — Che
“Can you believe they did 15 seasons of ER without one Filipino nurse? Have you been to a hospital!?” — Che
“This year the audience is allowed to drink in their seats — because the one thing Hollywood needs right now is people losing their inhibitions at a work function.” — Che
Jost thanked “the 100 people watching at home.”
The Handmaid’s Tale is “what black people call history. It’s Roots for white women. Roots with bonnets!” — Che
“There’s a Latino Magnum P.I., there’s going to be a black Samantha in a reboot of Bewitched, but it’s going to be get balanced out by an all-white reboot of Atlanta called 15 Miles Outside of Atlanta. It focuses on white women who call the police on the cast of Atlanta.” — Jost
Watch the entire monologue below:
Let the #Emmys begin!
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) September 18, 2018