Colin Jost has been a writer on Saturday Night Live since 2005, but you haven’t heard much about him – until now. On January 23, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels named Jost the new co-anchor of the show’s Weekend Update segment, replacing Seth Meyers. Meyers, who’s been the anchor of Weekend Update since 2006, is leaving the sketch comedy series to take over Late Night as SNL alum Jimmy Fallon moves on to The Tonight Show.
This also marks Colin’s first year as a solo head writer for the series, a role he’s shared with Seth since 2012. Not only is he a funny, good-looking guy with impeccably wafty hair, he’s also been linked romantically to Rashida Jones. Rashida costars with former SNL star and Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler. The two met at Seth Meyer’s wedding. So basically, Saturday Night Life is a wicked web of ridiculously attractive funny people falling in love. Awesome.
We don’t think it will take very long for you to fall in love with Colin. Here’s his television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.