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Comedian Colin Jost 'Updates' Ridgefield Playhouse Crowd With Stand-Up Act

Best known as the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update co-anchor, comedian Colin Jost tells The New York Times Magazine that he garnishes his comedy recipe with a sprinkling of “This guy knows what I’m talkin’ about!”
Best known as the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update co-anchor, comedian Colin Jost tells The New York Times Magazine that he garnishes his comedy recipe with a sprinkling of “This guy knows what I’m talkin’ about!” Photo Credit: Contributed photo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost will take the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series.

Jost is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. After joining "Saturday Night Live" in 2005, the Harvard graduate and Peabody Award winner quickly moved up the ranks becoming the NBC sketch show's head writer and then replacing Seth Meyer as co-anchor of the coveted "Weekend Update" skit.

Jost names Norm Macdonald as a primary influence for his "Weekend Update" anchor work and stand-up, as Macdonald’s tone was the one Jost grew up with in high school.

As a standup comedian, Jost has appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" as well as on TBS and HBO. He was selected as a "New Face" at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in 2009, and has since appeared several times at the Chicago Just For Laughs festival (2011, 2012) and the Montreal festival (2010, 2012).

Jost has published three "Shouts and Murmurs" pieces in The New Yorker magazine, in addition to writing for The New York Times Magazine, the Huffington Post and the Staten Island Advance and Radar. Jost wrote the screenplay and played a minor role in the 2015 comedy film "Staten Island Summer" and has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. He won a Peabody Award in 2009, three Writers Guild (WGA) awards for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and he was named a Breakout Artist by Caroline’s on Broadway in 2011.

Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets click here or call the box office at 203-438-5795.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield.

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