Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a new co-anchor for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. Colin Jost will fill the spot that Seth Meyers will vacate when he leaves SNL next month after the February 1st episode (hosted by Melissa McCarthy) and heads into hosting his own late night show. Jost will co-anchor Update and join Cecily Strong starting on March 1st.
If you aren’t familiar with Jost, he first joined the writing staff of SNL in 2005 and has been serving as the show’s head writer since 2012. So even if you aren’t familiar with his face, his footprint has been all over SNL for a large part of the last decade. Jost has won three WGA Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for eight Emmys for his work on SNL. He was also the president of The Harvard Lampoon when he attended college at the university.
Let’s see Colin in action.