Colin Jost net worth
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Height||Screenwriter, Writer, Comedian|
|Profession||United States of America|
|Date of Birth||Jun 29, 1982 (40 years old)|
What is Colin Jost’s Net Worth and Salary?
Colin Jost is an actor, comedian, and writer from the United States. He has a net worth of $10 million. He is best known for hosting “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update segment with Michael Che.
Pay for Saturday Night Live
Colin makes $25,000 per episode of SNL as a main cast member and writer who has been with the show since 2014. Colin would make about $525,000 per season of SNL if he was in at least one of the 21 episodes each year.
Colin Jost was born in Staten Island, which is part of New York City, on June 29, 1982. His mother was the chief medical officer for the New York City Fire Department, and his father taught at Staten Island Technical High School. He and his brother grew up as Roman Catholics in the Staten Island neighborhood of Grymes Hill. His brother also makes jokes for a living. Casey Jost was in the 2015 comedy film “Staten Island Summer,” which was written by and starred his brother. He also works as a writer for the TV show “Impractical Jokers.” He went to Regis High School, and then Harvard University let him in. During his time at Harvard, he wrote for a student-run comedy magazine called The Harvard Lampoon.
Start of a Job
Jost was a student at Harvard when he was on the NBC game show “The Weakest Link.” He won a huge amount of money on the show: $5,250. Jost got a job as a reporter and editor for a daily newspaper called the Staten Island Advance after he graduated from Harvard. Then he worked on the Nickelodeon show “Kappa Mikey,” which ran from 2006 to 2008 and was made by Larry Schwarz.
After he left the show, he sent “Saturday Night Live” a sample of his writing and an application. In 2005, the show hired him as a writer. At the time, he was only 22 years old, making him one of the youngest writers the show had ever hired. In 2009, he was given the job of writing supervisor, and the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival called him the “New Face.” He stayed in his job as a writing supervisor until 2012.
Lorne Michaels asked Jost if he wanted to do the Weekend Update segment after the 2013 season ended, since Seth Meyers was leaving to host “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Jost agreed to do the Weekend Update segment, and he did it starting with the next season. He has said that he gets his ideas for Weekend Update and its funny tone from the work of Norm Macdonald and Tina Fey. He also wrote an episode for Seth Meyer’s show and one for the show “Funny as Hell.” Even though Weekend Update is his main job, he sometimes shows up in other sketches. In a sketch about the 2016 Republican primary debates, he played John Kasich. In a sketch about the 2020 Democratic primary debates, he played Pete Buttigieg, who he lived with when they were both at Harvard. In 2017, he went back to being “Saturday Night Live’s” head writer.
Work for SNL and Other Places
Jost kept working on other writing and film projects while writing for and appearing on “Saturday Night Live.” The 2015 comedy “Staten Island Summer,” which Fred Armisen, Will Forte, and Ashley Greene starred in, was loosely based on his childhood. The movie, which was made by Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn, didn’t come out in theaters. Instead, it was put out digitally on Netflix. The next year, he was in “How to Be Single,” a romantic comedy, with Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, and Leslie Mann. The movie made more than $112 million at the box office, even though it only cost $38 million to make. In the live-action animated movie “Tom & Jerry,” which came out in early 2021, he did the voice work.
Aside from “Saturday Night Live,” he hasn’t done much acting on TV or in movies. Instead, he spends most of his time writing and performing stand-up comedy. He has been on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Impractical Jokers,” “Inside Jokes,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “Today,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” He has been back to the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and Chicago more than once. Jost’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Radar, and The Staten Island Advance. He has also written several pieces for The New York Times Magazine as a contributor.
“WrestleMainia 35,” a pay-per-view wrestling event that came out in March 2019, had Jost and his Weekend Update co-host Michael Che as special correspondents. In July 2020, he published a book called “A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir.” It made the “New York Times Bestseller List.” For his work on “Saturday Night Live,” he has been nominated for fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards and won three Writer’s Guild of America Awards.
Before he met his current wife, Jost dated Rashida Jones, who is an actress and comedian. In May of 2017, he started dating actress Scarlett Johansson. Two years later, they got engaged. The wedding was small and private and took place in October 2020. She has a daughter with a French businessman she was married to before.