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Colin Jost (born June 29, 1982, Staten Island, New York) is an American stand up comedian, screenwriter, and head writer for Saturday Night Live. Starting March 1, 2014, he succeeded Seth Meyers as the co-anchor of Weekend Update.[1]


Colin Jost is a head writer at Saturday Night Live and a touring stand-up comedian. He’s appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS and at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Colin’s been performing since the 6th grade, when his teachers let him and his friends reenact SNL sketches and read David Letterman Top Ten lists in front of the entire school. He did Speech and Debate at Regis High School in Manhattan, then commuted home to Staten Island to be in musicals, such as Fiddler on the Roof. Colin attended Harvard University, where he became president of the Harvard Lampoon. In addition to his work on SNL, Colin writes screenplays and has been lucky enough to perform stand-up all over the country during the past eight years. Colin resides in New York.

He began as a writer in Season 31, where he was promoted to Writing Supervisor in Season 35 and eventually Co-Head Writer in Season 38, alongside now-former cast member Meyers. He made multiple appearances in pretaped sketches as his time as a writer, most notably Andy Samberg's SNL Digital Short. He joined the cast in Season 39 to become the new Weekend Update Co-Anchor, succeeding Meyers, who went on to host Late Night.

Jost is married to actress Scarlett Johansson.




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SNL Career[]

  • 2005-Present: Writer
  • 2009-2012: Writing Supervisor
  • 2012-2015, 2017-present: Co-Head Writer
  • 2014-2015: Featured Player
  • 2014-present: Weekend Update Co-Anchor
  • 2015-present: Repertory Player



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Preceded by:
Seth Meyers and Cecily Strong
Weekend Update anchor with Cecily Strong
(Season 39)
Followed by:
With Michael Che
Preceded by:
with Cecily Strong
Weekend Update anchor with Michael Che
(Season 40— Present)