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Colin Jost serves as a head writer at Saturday Night Live, televisions longest running and most successful sketch and comedy show now heading into it’s 46th season. Jost originally joined the show as a writer in 2005 and became a co-head writer in 2012. Jost also co-anchors “Weekend Update” alongside fellow cast member Michael Che since 2014. Jost has won five Writers Guild Awards, two Peabody Awards and has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for his writing on “SNL.” Jost and Che have hosted special editions of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017. In 2018, they co-hosted the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2015, Jost wrote “Staten Island Summer,” a coming of age comedy that was released by Paramount Pictures and produced by Lorne Michaels. In 2016, he had a supporting role in the Warner Bros film, “How to Be Single.” Jost will next be seen in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film, “Coming 2 America,” which will be released on December 18th. Jost will also star in the Warner Bros. live-action animation film “Tom and Jerry” to be released later this year. As a writer, Jost has been published multiple times in The New Yorker and has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, the Huffington Post amongst others. This summer, Jost debuted his memoir, A Very Punchable Face. The memoir, A New York Times bestseller, is a series of essays which documents pivotal moments in Jost’s life including growing up in Staten Island in a family of firefighters, commuting three hours a day to high school, attending Harvard while Facebook was created and more. For every accomplishment and absurd moment, there is an honest, emotional one. Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face was published by Random House on July 14th. Jost currently resides in New York.