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Colin Jost Performs At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Colin Jost performs at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on July 19, 2012 in Coconut Creek, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage) Larry Marano / WireImage

Head writer Colin Jost will replace Seth Meyers starting March 1

Saturday Night Live has tapped the show’s head writer to replace Seth Meyers on Weekend Update, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Colin Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the famed segment starting March 1, filling the void left by Meyers’ departure to Late Night.

Jost has been head writer at SNL since 2012 and a staff writer since 2005. (Meyers had the gig before him.) He has won three WGA awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for eight Emmys while working on the show. Jost came to SNL from the Harvard Lampoon.

See some of his standup here:

[THR]

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