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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

An Introduction to 'SNL's New Cast Member and 'Weekend Update' Co-Anchor, Colin Jost

Earlier today, Saturday Night Live announced that one of the show's head writers, Colin Jost, will be joining the cast in March and taking Seth Meyers's place as "Weekend Update" co-anchor alongside Cecily Strong. Jost, a Harvard graduate and former president of the Harvard Lampoon, has been working on SNL for years. He started as a writer in 2005 and was promoted to being one of the show's head writers in 2012. Jost is also a busy standup. He's opened for Seth Meyers frequently and has done standup on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Jost also recently wrote his first movie. Called Staten Island Summer, it's a coming-of-age buddy movie that Lorne Michaels produced this past year, and Jost played a supporting part in the film. He's the third consecutive SNL head writer to anchor "Weekend Update," following Tina Fey and Seth Meyers.

To familiarize yourself with Colin Jost before he makes his SNL debut on March 1st, check out a collection of videos of his standup sets and interviews below:


Colin Jost making his TV debut doing standup on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2011


Jost doing standup at NYC club Comic Strip Live


Doing standup on HBO Canada's Funny as Hell


Being interviewed


Doing standup at Chicago's Just for Laughs festival


Appearing with Fred Armisen on public access series The Staten Island Comedy Show


Discussing the writer's strike on the web series Writer's Bloc back in 2008

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