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Colin Jost on His Favorite SNL Jokes and Playing Football With Aaron Rodgers

Over the years, Saturday Night Live has earned a reputation for its cast and staff putting in long hours and grueling weeks to get a show on the air. From marathon sessions writing jokes, to starting from scratch on skits that aren’t working, it’s basically a six-day-a-week job during the season. As head writer and co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on SNL, Colin Jost knows this all too well.


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Jost has been working on the show for over a decade, having started back in 2005 as a writer before rising up to be one of the co-head writers. Over that time, Jost has figured out how to balance all his responsibilities to get things done. For all the craziness that can go on when you’re writing comedy for hours on end, Jost’s tips are pretty simple.

“It’s a little exercise and sleep,” Jost told Men’s Journal. “It’s crazy, because you do the show every week and then you kind of forget what you did last week, because you’re working on the current week, and on it goes. If I can do some kind of exercise three or four days a week, it helps keep me sane. And I know sleep is obvious, but it can really help things to wake up fresh and work more efficiently the next day, rather than stay up all night and work like I did back when I was like 22.”

Jost got to put some of those tips to work this summer while starring with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on a new campaign for Izod. Jost gets pretty physical in the video, which he co-wrote and makes fun of some of the more traditional menswear ads and clichés of the past.

I became an expert with nunchucks, and now I have a pair in my office so I can try and intimidate young writers.

In the campaign, Jost and Rodgers teamed up to make some meta jokes about those traditional ads, and show off some of Jost’s other “skills” in the process—like playing ping-pong with nunchucks:

Jost spoke with Men’s Journal about his favorite Saturday Night Live skits he got to work on, his essential travel tips, playing football with Aaron Rodgers, and who he’s rooting for this NFL season.

What are some of your favorite jokes you’ve worked on for Weekend Update?

I really liked writing and working on the “Drunk Uncle” character that Bobby Moynihan would do was one I enjoyed, and he was just so good at it. I also really enjoyed the character Cecily Strong would do, the “Girl You Wish You Didn’t Start a Conversation With At a Party,” and writing for the David Ortiz “Big Papi” character that Kenan Thompson would do. The three of them are all such great performers and I enjoyed writing those characters and coming up with jokes for them. They’re all incredible actors so it’s crazy to have written some of them, and then be on “Weekend Update” alongside them as characters. It’s so fun to be out there with them and see how much the audience loves them. That’s a special thing I’m enjoying more now that I’m not constantly a ball of nerves out there so you can go out there and enjoy those moments and have fun.

What was it like working with Aaron Rodgers and getting to show off some of your football skills in the Izod video?

The whole crew was great for it and they made the experience really enjoyable, it felt like a vacation in that sense. Aaron was really funny in it, and he has a lot more experience at this point with commercials then I do, so it was fun to see him set the tone and be really funny by playing it straight and get the tone right.


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You got pretty acrobatic in the video. Was that you doing all your own stunts?

Absolutely, I do all my own stunts. Sometimes, the way I do them is so impressive that you have to get someone else to do them, but I attempt all my own stunts and sometimes someone else eventually has to get in there. I may not be successful, but I try. The crazy skills competition was funny and I did actually get to learn to use nunchucks a little bit. I became an expert with nunchucks, and now I have a pair in my office so I can try and intimidate young writers [laughs]. I’m not really a skilled ping-pong player, so I had to learn a little bit of that on the fly too.

Colin Jost and Aaron Rodgers for Izod
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What was it like being able to show your personality in a different setting than SNL?

It was liberating and fun to do it. I don’t get to film a lot of things on the show because I usually have my hands full with “Weekend Update” and writing a lot of other sketches, so it was really a lot of fun to get to do it. Being on the set like that was some of the most fun I’ve had in the moment of shooting something and it was just a really cool experience. It was easy in that sense to be working with someone like Aaron on it.

You do shows around the country and travel a lot during the year. Do you have any travel tips or any essential gear you always try to bring with you?

These days, definitely a phone charger. I still manage to somehow forget it even when I remember it. Something essential I think is a good is having a pair of shoes you can wear for everything when you’re on your trip. If you can wear them most days, that’s pretty big because they can take up a lot in your bag, and if you could only wear one pair of shoes for a week and get away with it—I am always happy doing that. Having multiple shoes on a trip is a lot if you’re just taking one bag. At this point, I’ve really streamlined things and I’ve learned through experience what to bring and what not to bring. I keep it as simple as I can, basically, if I can wear most of my outfit for the week right on the plane I’m pretty happy.

With football season about to start, do you have a team you root for?

I am a big New York Giants fan. I’m excited for the season and to see what Saquon Barkley can do. I’ll admit I’m also a big Aaron Rodgers fan as a football player, so it was pretty cool to appear with him in a project like this. It’s pretty rare you get to do that with an athlete you watch play, so it was really cool to work with him.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel – Live from Lincoln Center – Glenn Weiss

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel – Live from Lincoln Center

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Transferring the setting of a brooding Hungarian play, Carousel, to a remote fishing village, shaping their vision around themes of brutality, poverty and disappointment, Rodgers and Hammerstein composed some of the most glorious music ever written for the stage. With songs like “June Is Bustin' Out All Over,” "Mister Snow" and “You'll Never Walk Alone,” Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel remains a landmark in musical theater. The New York Philharmonic welcomes an all-star Broadway and Opera cast including Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe and John Cullum in this lush orchestral version.

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Live In Lyon – Bryan Ferry, Nile Rodgers, Dave Stewart, Marcus Miller, David Gilmour, Flea & The Scissor Sisters

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Bryan Ferry, Nile Rodgers, Dave Stewart, Marcus Miller, David Gilmour, Flea & The Scissor Sisters

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From his earliest recordings with Roxy Music at the beginning of the 1970s, Bryan Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative musicians and songwriters to emerge in popular music. Ferry's "Olympia" tour traveled the world in 2011, including this spectacular performance filmed on July 25 at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Lyon, France as part of the Nuits de Fourviere Festival. The show features tracks from across Ferry's 40 year career including classic Roxy Music songs, solo hits and his renowned interpretations of other writer's material all delivered with the style and panache that is uniquely Bryan Ferry.

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The Royal Sessions – Paul Rodgers

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The Royal Sessions

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Genre: Blues

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Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters – Paul Rodgers

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Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters

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The Strat Pack – Jasmine, Steve Rodgers, Amy Winehouse, Paul Rodgers, Joe Walsh, Ron Wood, All Star Line-Up, Phil Manzanera, David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Brian May, Hank Marvin, The Crickets, Albert Lee, Ben Marvin, Paul Carrack, Jamie Cullum, Theresa Andersson & Mike Rutherford

Jasmine, Steve Rodgers, Amy Winehouse, Paul Rodgers, Joe Walsh, Ron Wood, All Star Line-Up, Phil Manzanera, David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Brian May, Hank Marvin, The Crickets, Albert Lee, Ben Marvin, Paul Carrack, Jamie Cullum, Theresa Andersson & Mike Rutherford - The Strat Pack  artwork

The Strat Pack

Jasmine, Steve Rodgers, Amy Winehouse, Paul Rodgers, Joe Walsh, Ron Wood, All Star Line-Up, Phil Manzanera, David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Brian May, Hank Marvin, The Crickets, Albert Lee, Ben Marvin, Paul Carrack, Jamie Cullum, Theresa Andersson & Mike Rutherford

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In autumn 2004, London’s Wembley Arena staged what must surely go down as the greatest guitar concert of all time to celebrate the 50th birthday of a true rock icon – The Fender Stratocaster Guitar. Members of Queen, Genesis, Thin Lizzy, The Crickets, The Shadows, Free, The Eagles, Roxy Music, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones plus solo stars Amy Winehouse, Albert Lee, Jamie Cullum, Theresa Andersson, and Paul Carrack all gathered on one stage to honor the occasion and also to raise money for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

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