Colin Jost is a repertory player and has served as co-head writer for the weekly comedy program, “Saturday Night Live,” on NBC. He has been honored with four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award, and has been nominated for numerous Emmy awards for his writing on SNL.
In March 2014, he took over comedian Seth Meyers’ role as co-anchor of the show’s “Weekend Update” sketch. Mr. Jost has also appeared on numerous other comedy programs, including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” John Oliver’s “New York Stand Up Show,” and the “Just for Laughs Comedy Festivals” in Montreal and Chicago.
Mr. Jost has published three “Shouts and Murmurs” pieces in The New Yorker magazine, in addition to writing for The New York Times Magazine, Huffington Post, Staten Island Advance and Radar. Mr. Jost also wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer” about his days as a lifeguard growing up on Staten Island.
Mr. Jost got his start in comedy writing at the Harvard Lampoon. While attending Harvard, he served as president of the popular humor magazine, which he credits with preparing him for his current role on “Saturday Night Live.”