Colin Kelly Jost, an American comedian, actor, & writer (born June 29, 1982), has co-anchored Weekend Update since 2014. He has written for Saturday Night Live (SNL) since 2005. From 2012 to 2015, he was one of the show’s co-head writers. Michael Che then returned as one of the show’s co-head writers from 2017 to 2022.
Colin Jost Height
Colin Jost is a 38-year-old man with a height of 6 feet (182.9 cm).
What is Colin Jost’s Net Worth and Salary?
A standup comedian, actor, & writer from the United States, Colin Jost, has a $10 million fortune. On “Saturday Night Live,” he is best known for co-hosting the Weekend Update segment with Michael Che.
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Colin Jost Saturday Night Live Salary
Since joining the show in 2014, Colin has been a leading cast member and writer, earning $25,000 per episode of SNL. Colin will earn about $525,000 per season of SNL if he makes at least one appearance on each of the 21 episodes each year.
Colin Jost Early Life
On June 29, 1982, in Staten Island, New York City, Colin Jost was born. Both his parents had careers in New York City; his dad taught at Staten Island Technical High School, and his mom was the fire department’s top doctor. He and his brother were raised as Roman Catholics and resided in Staten Island’s Grymes Hill district. His brother is also a comedian.
Casey Jost is a writer for the television program “Impractical Jokers” and also appeared in the 2015 comedy film “Staten Island Summer,” which features his brother and is written by him. After graduating from Regis High School, he was granted admission to Harvard University. He contributed to the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon while a student at Harvard.
How Was Colin Jost Early Career?
Jost made an appearance on “The Weakest Link” on NBC while still a student at Harvard. He won an impressive $5,250 while taking part in the show. After graduating from Harvard, Jost secured a position as a reporter and editor for the Staten Island Advance. Later, he contributed to the Larry Schwarz-produced “Kappa Mikey” Nickelodeon television series from 2006 to 2008.
He applied to “Saturday Night Live” and submitted a folder of writing samples after the program. Jost was one of the youngest writers the program had employed when he was hired in 2005 as a writer. He was only twenty-two years old at the time. He was promoted to writing supervisor in 2009 and was recognized as the “New Face” of the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Up until 2012, he continued to serve as a writing supervisor.
After the 2013 season, Seth Meyers left to anchor “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” so Lorne Michaels asked Jost if he would be interested in taking over the Weekend Update segment. The following season, Jost accepted and started hosting the Weekend Update segment. For his Weekend Update material and humorous tone, he has acknowledged that he draws inspiration from the work of Norm Macdonald and Tina Fey. He also contributed to the episodes of the “Funny as Hell” television series and Seth Meyers’ show.
He primarily works on the Weekend Update segments but occasionally appears in other sketches. In an illustration of the 2016 Republican primary debates, he played John Kasich. For the 2020 Democratic primary debates, he played Pete Buttigieg, with whom he had shared a residence while they were both students at Harvard. He resumed his responsibilities as “Saturday Night Live’s” lead writer in 2017.
Colin Jost SNL Acclaim and Other Work
Jost continued his writing and acting for “Saturday Night Live” while pursuing other writing and film projects. He penned the 2015 comedy “Staten Island Summer,” which featured Fred Armisen, Will Forte, and Ashley Greene and was partially based on his childhood.
The movie, which was directed by Lorne Michaels and produced by John Goldwyn, was instead made available on Netflix as a digital download. He co-starred with Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, and Leslie Mann in the romantic comedy “How to Be Single” the following year. Compared to its $38 million budget, the movie made nearly $112 million at the box office. Early in 2021, the live-action animation movie “Tom & Jerry” came out, and he provided the voice for one of the characters.
His acting career in television and cinema, except “Saturday Night Live,” has been limited, and he now mainly focuses on comedy writing and standup comedy. He has appeared on several shows, including “Today,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Impractical Jokers,” “Inside Jokes,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
He frequently attends the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Chicago and Montreal. The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Radar, and The Staten Island Advance have all published works by Jost. In addition, he has contributed several articles to The New York Times Magazine.
Jost and Michael Che, who co-hosts Weekend Update, served as special correspondents for “WrestleMania 35,” a wrestling pay-per-view event broadcast in March 2019. A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir, which he published in July 2020, got it onto the “New York Times Bestseller List.” For his work on “Saturday Night Live,” he has received three Writers Guild of America Awards and fourteen Primetime Emmy nominations.
Colin Jost’s Personal Life
Before meeting his wife, Jost was romantically involved with comedian and actress Rashida Jones. In May 2017, he started dating actress Scarlett Johansson; two years later, they got engaged. The pair exchanged vows in a small, private ceremony in October 2020. She was previously married to French businessman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter.