Saturday Night Live wants you to write a Weekend Update joke

Colin Jost and Michael Che (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Colin Jost and Michael Che (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

Saturday Night Live announced its All In Challenge and one lucky fan could win the chance of a lifetime.

The pandemic has led to a number of charity initiatives and fundraising events organized by a variety of individuals, organizations, and media outlets. Late night television has been especially active in raising money for hospitals and families in need. Now, Saturday Night Live is joining the movement with the All In Challenge.

The All In Challenge raises money to secure food for those in need, including children, the elderly, and frontline medical workers. Participants can bid to win unique experiences including some with celebrities like Ariana Grande, Bill Murray, and Justin Timberlake.

Saturday Night Live at Home aired its second episode over the weekend. During “Weekend Update,” co-anchor Colin Jost introduced SNL’s All In Challenge. Watch below for the full details on how you could submit an original joke to be read on the show:

Writing for Saturday Night Live is a dream job for countless fans all around the world. How many times have you been watching something and thought “this could be an SNL sketch?” or how many times have you thought of the perfect one-liner about the news? The All In Challenge is your chance to show off your comedy chops and put your name in the Saturday Night Live history books. For more information on the auction, click here.

SNL’s All In Challenge is the latest example of how late night television has pitched in during the pandemic. Hosts like Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brien have highlighted various charities through their YouTube videos. James Corden held HomeFest, the home concert event for charity. Lily Singh co-hosted GLAAD’s Together in Pride live stream event.

If you end up winning the competition, you’ll have to come up with a pretty solid joke to really throw off Michael Che. “Weekend Update” fans know that both he and Colin Jost are used to delivering a punchline without a heads up.

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Do you think you could write a joke good enough for “Weekend Update?” Let us know in the comment section below. Keep checking Last Night On for more from Saturday Night Live and the rest of late night television.