Colin Jost Addresses Weekend Update Criticism, Insists He’ll Be Funnier Next Season


The New York Post ran a brief interview with SNL head writer and not-so-well-received Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost over the weekend, and aside all but confirming that he’s set to return to the Update desk next season, he addressed some of the criticism that’s come his way since he joined the cast back in March.

On juggling the Update gig with his job as head writer:

Even when you have two or three [new people], it’s challenging. You want to learn their voices so you can write for [them]. When you have so many people … you don’t get as much time to spend with the actors.
I don’t feel like what I’ve done so far is a full realization of who I am. There’s a lot to figure out in the beginning, and your personality starts coming out the more you do it.