5 Things You Need to Know About Colin Jost, 'Saturday Night Live's' New 'Weekend Update' Co-Anchor
"Saturday Night Live" is adding a co-anchor to "Weekend Update," and while his face may not be familiar, his writing will be!
The show announced that head writer Colin Jost will join Cecily Strong at the desk starting March 1 after Seth Meyers departs to host "Late Night."
The 31-year-old Jost first started writing for "SNL" in 2005 and was promoted to head writer in 2012. He's received quite a few accolades for his work, including a Peabody Award, three Writers Guild of America Awards, and eight Emmy nominations.
Here are five things to know about our new "Weekend Update" anchor:
1. He edited the Harvard Lampoon, of course.
The university's humor publication is a feeder to the Hollywood comedy scene, having produced big names like Conan O'Brien, Greg Daniels, Al Jean, and B.J. Novak. At the Lampoon, Jost honed his comedic writing chops.
"When you're around people who are trying to be funny all day and trying to one-up each other, that's just naturally — if you want to do it — it's going to make you better," he told the Boston Globe.
2. His favorite "SNL" sketch (of his) features Alec Baldwin. His favorite sketch ever features Jim Carrey.
In Jimmy Fallon's "Twitter Questions" segment on "Late Night," Jost revealed some of his favorite "Saturday Night Live" moments.