Saturday Night Live has picked Colin Jost as the new co-anchor who will help “Weekend Update” transition into a post-Seth Meyers age, after Meyers says his final goodbyes on February 1. Jost has been with the show since 2005, when, at age 22, he became the one of the youngest people ever to make your average comedy writer insanely bitter. In that time, he’s written for several recurring “Update” characters, including Bobby Moynihan’s Drunk Uncle and “Secondhand News Correspondent” Anthony Crispino, as well as The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party, who was played by his soon-to-be-co-anchor Cecily Strong. He also became the show’s head writer in 2012, making this pairing the latest in a long line of head writer/prominent cast member “Update” duos that’s included Tina Fey/Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers/Amy Poehler—and possibly a glimpse of our future, in which Cecily Strong is hosting awards shows and Jost has been handed the keys to Late Night.
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