'Saturday Night Live' Names 'Weekend Update' Duo Michael Che & Colin Jost Co-Head Writers

Colin Jost & Michael Che, 2017
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Colin Jost and Michael Che during 'Weekend Update' in Studio 8H on May 13, 2017.

Saturday Night Live has named Weekend Update duo Michael Che and Colin Jost as head writers.

They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker on the NBC staple. SNL has also tapped Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie as writing supervisors.

Jost and Che started on Weekend Update in 2014. A four-time WGA Award-winner and recipient of a Peabody Award, Jost started at SNL as a writer in 2005. Che, for his part, was on The Daily Show before joining SNL in 2013.

Green and Gillespie are responsible for writing “Cartier Fidget Spinner Ad” and “E! New Line-Up Promo” with Gal Gadot, as well as spearheading a number of other popular sketches.

This season, SNL is averaging a 2.89 rating in adults 18-49 and roughly 9.6 million overall viewers according to Nielsen, making it the show's No. 2 most-watched season in nine years. All told, with streaming and linear viewers tallied, SNL is averaging a 4.0 rating in the key demo.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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