10:04pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Former Head Writer Seth Meyers Returns to 'SNL' as Host
Seth Meyers, a former head writer and castmember of NBC's Saturday Night Live, returned to host the NBC sketch show over the weekend and, after a Trump-centric cold open, addressed in his monologue the fact that the now-president played his father in a sketch when Trump hosted in 2004 and also talked about not being surprised by rapper Kanye West’s support for Trump.
In a sketch about a post-film talkback, Meyers played a filmmaker who was asked increasingly bizarre questions. A character played by Kate McKinnon asked why he decided to “do the names” at the end, referring to the film’s credits. “It made me weep. Is that a list of the dead?” she asked.
Meyers also starred in a commercial parody for a supplement used to counteract male enhancement pills.
Leslie Jones and Ego Nwodim played “thirsty cops” who were hitting on Meyers after pulling him over in a sketch.
Meyers also had a chance to play himself in a sketch about a liberal Southern talk show, where he was asked to fight a biscuit wearing a MAGA hat. In that same sketch, Heidi Gardner played the newly political Taylor Swift.
In that last sketch of the night, Meyers played a piccolo player and broke multiple times. The late-night host also stepped behind the "Weekend Update" desk again, which is where he spent most of his time on the show during his lengthy tenure.