‘Saturday Night Live’: Colin Jost no longer listed as head writer

SNL -There are some surprises coming out today in the world of “Saturday Night Live” … though the reality is that if we had paid attention, it would have been obvious to us back after the season premiered.

After some finally took notice this weekend that Colin Jost was no longer listed as a co-head writer on the NBC institution, Entertainment Weekly has officially confirmed that he has in fact underwent a change in position on the show. He is focusing instead now on delivering the “Weekend Update” segments every week. Maybe this change is for the better, since we’d say that on average, the first three episodes of season 41 have far and away surpassed the first three episodes of season 40. Not only that, but “Weekend Update” has been far and away superior.

The head writers for the show are now Rob Klein and Bryan Tucker, who know this show very well and will continue to steer the ship. They’ve got some time to prepare for the next show, hosted by Presidential candidate Donald Trump, on November 7. There will likely be several more shows after Trump’s that air before the end of the year, but NBC has not announced a further roster of hosts or musical guests just yet. We imagine that they’ll do that at some point over the next week and a half unless they are booking someone last-minute.

We’ll have a real sense of whether or not this change is a good one by the time we get to the midway point of the season. For us, it is typically around the middle of November where the show starts to really sag.

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