There’s a new funnyguy at everyone’s favorite faux news desk.
“Saturday Night Live” head writer Colin Jost will replace departing cast member Seth Meyers as co-anchor of the “Weekend Update” segment, a rep for the late-night NBC show confirmed to us Thursday.
Jost, who is also a stand-up comedian and screenwriter, will join castmate Cecily Strong as co-anchor.
Meyers’ final show will be the Feb. 1 episode, which actress Melissa McCarthy is hosting. Meyers is leaving “SNL” to take Jimmy Fallon’s hosting gig on NBC’s “Late Night.” Fallon is replacing Jay Leno on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”
Past “Weekend Update” anchors have included Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Chevy Chase.