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Colin Jost          

Head Writer for “Saturday Night Live,” Comedian & Actor

Colin Jost serves as a head writer for “Saturday Night Live.” He started writing for “SNL” in 2005 and has been co-anchor of “Weekend Update” since 2014.

Jost co-hosted the special editions of “Weekend Update” that aired on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017. In 2018, Jost and co-anchor Michael Che hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, Jost wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard.

He has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on “SNL.” In July 2020, Jost released a memoir entitled, "A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir." The book was well received and appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Jost graduated from Harvard University and is from Staten Island, N.Y.

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are married

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are officially married. The actress and "SNL" star tied the knot over the weekend "in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones," according to a post from Meals on Wheels, which broke the news, saying it was the couple's "wedding wish" to call attention to the charity.

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