SNL head writer, Colin Jost, will succeed Seth Meyers at the Weekend Update Desk, reports Deadline. Seth leaves the show to take over hosting duties at Late Night as Jimmy Fallon leaves to host the Tonight Show.
Lorne Michaels has picked Seth Meyers‘ successor behind the Weekend Update desk of Saturday Night Live. In an SNL tradition, it is NBC sketch show’s head writer Colin Jost, who will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor on March 1. Meyers’ SNL farewell is slated for February 1. Jost was one of the youngest writers ever to join SNL in 2005 when he was 22 — fresh out of Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Lampoon. He was named head writer in 2012. Jost is the third consecutive SNL head writer to take on an Weekend Update co-anchor role following Tina Fey and Meyers.
Bits Colin has written for SNL include the “We Did Stop” music video parodying the government shutdown featuring Miley Cyrus, Drunk Uncle and The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party.