'Weekend Update's' Michael Che and Colin Jost Named Head 'SNL' Writers


The duo's appointment brings the number of SNL co-head writers back to four. This move comes on the heels of former co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sara Schneider departing the legendary sketch show in order to focus on their own series for Comedy Central.

It's been announced that Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost have just been named co-head writers of Saturday Night Live.

For those wondering, SNL is not losing the head writers they already had in place for season 43; Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker already have that role.

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Jost and Che have been manning SNL's Weekend Update anchor desk since 2014; before that Jost shared the desk with Cecily Strong for a few episodes.

Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie have been named writing supervisors.

The Manhattan native has been named among Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People, Buzzfeed's 50 Hottest Men in Comedy and Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch, according to his "SNL" bio. A four-time WGA Award victor and recipient of a Peabody Award, Jost started at "SNL" as a writer in 2005. Green and Gillespie together wrote Cartier Fidget Spinner Ad, E!

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Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. This is the show's #2 most-watched season in nine years, behind last year's highly rated run.

Jost is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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