Colin Jost returns for his fifth season of “SNL” as co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” alongside fellow cast member Michael Che. In December Jost was re-named one of four co-head writers.
Jost joined the cast as “Weekend Update” co-anchor in 2014. Jost has been a writer at “SNL” since 2005 and served as co-head writer from 2012-2015.
Jost has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on “SNL.” He also wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York. Jost and Che also hosted special editions of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017.
Jost is a Staten Island native and Harvard graduate. His birthday is June 29.
"Colin was simply fantastic to work with, a true professional through-and-through. He asked many thoughtful questions in advance of the performance to really get a sense of the company and the audience he would be performing in front of. His performance was well received by our employees, who gave him rave reviews and thoroughly enjoyed his set. "- StubHub
"Things went wonderful--he had glowing reviews from all our attendees and the audience said he was the highlight of the event. He did a great job, stayed and mingled longer than expected and really went above and beyond. Glad this worked out so well given the short turnaround time!"- Fidia Pharma USA
"Excellent. He was funny, relatively clean, and made a concerted effort to make his material relevant to the audience and organization. "- Jewish Family Services of Greater Dallas
"Colin was AWESOME!!! He was so personable with all of our VIPs and killed it on stage. I would recommend him 10 times over!! "- Shalom Austin