Colin Jost No Longer 'SNL' Head Writer After Tracy Morgan, Larry David, Bernie Sanders Episode

By Kyle Dowling ( | Oct 20, 2015 12:01 PM EDT
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It's being reported that Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" correspondent Colin Jost has stepped down from the head writer position at the show, leaving the role(s) to writers Rob Klein and Bryan Tucker. The news actually happened some time ago, as this past week's episode with host Tracy Morgan – and yes, Larry David's impeccable Bernie Sanders impression, as well – ended with the credits leaving Jost out of the head writers tag.

Splitsider reports that Jost is moving from the head writer position to the regular writing staff. The change was also made to SNL's "About" page.

Now, while many are (probably) thinking that Jost was demoted, our guess is that perhaps the load of work included in: A) being the head writer, B) actually writing on the show, and C) co-anchoring the "Weekend Update" segment of the sketch series, was merely too much of a workload.

Of course, that's just conjecture.

 Both of us are dressed for the same job. New SNL TONIGHT. 11:30 Eastern, 10:30 way too early

A photo posted by Colin Jost (@americancolin) on Oct 3, 2015 at 7:10pm PDT

Jost joined Saturday Night Live back in Season 31. He was moved up to the head writer position in the 2012-2013 season alongside the now host of Late Night, Seth Meyers, which happened to be Season 38. 

Since then, he's made a true mark at the legendary sketch series, and even celebrated his first feature film this past summer, Staten Island Summer. Jost both wrote and acted in the film – though he was not the star. 

Both Klein and Tucker have been head writers at SNL alongside Jost since 2009, which only further leads us to believe the comedian stepped down in order to pay closer attention to his desk pieces at Update.

Head on over to Splitsider for the credit photos as proof that we're not yanking you.

Are we happy with that statement? No...

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