Seth Meyers departs “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 1, and one month later Cecily Strong will have a new “Weekend Update” co-anchor: Colin Jost will take over for Meyers at the famous desk, NBC confirmed Thursday.
Jost, 31, has been the “SNL” head writer since 2012 and his move to the “Weekend Update” anchor spot continues in the tradition of former head writers Meyers and Tina Fey. Jost joined the show’s writing staff in 2005, a year after graduating from Harvard, where he was president of the Harvard Lampoon.
According to Deadline, Jost (rhymes with host) was behind that Miley Cyrus-as-Michele Bachmann “We Did Stop” government shutdown parody video, along with Kerry Washington’s skit skewering the show’s own lack of diversity, in which she played Michelle Obama and Oprah. To learn more of Jost’s comedy style (which seems a little Seth Meyers-ish to us), here are some of his recent tweets, along with a video of his stand-up below:
Here’s a headline you never saw after the Golden Globes: “Croods Snubbed Again.”
— Colin Jost (@TheColinJost) January 14, 2014
CNN: “Baby Weighs As Much As Vacuum Cleaner.” Least helpful comparison ever? “Child Weighs As Much as Bananas.”
— Colin Jost (@TheColinJost) December 25, 2013
CNN trends: “Knockout,” “Pope,” “Evil Twin,” “Gay Waitress Tip,” “Disputed Islands,” “Producer/Spy.” Or James Patterson books?
— Colin Jost (@TheColinJost) November 27, 2013
Here’s Jost performing a routine on “Late Night” which is where Meyers’ begins as host on Feb. 24. Topics include: Weight loss, “Brokeback Mountain” and the elderly.
And Comedy Central stand-up about New York:
And a radio interview promoting his stand-up tour: