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Saturday Night Live: Colin Jost no longer a head writer

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Colin Jost is no longer a co-head writer for Saturday Night Live. EW confirm that Jost will now focus his SNL time on Weekend Update, which he co-hosts alongside Michael Che.

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The eagle-eyed Splitsider first pointed out the change in show’s credits during last weekend’s Tracy Morgan-hosted episode, in which only writers Rob Klein and Bryan Tucker were listed as current head writers. (The same credits aired during the first two episodes of season 41, but the change has only just been noticed.) In addition, Jost’s name has been removed from the credits section of the SNL “About” page online. (Jost is still listed as a head writer under his cast photo.)

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Jost was promoted to head writer in 2012 in season 38, having written for the show since season 31. Tucker and Klein were promoted to head writers one year later.

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