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Colin Jost and Michael Che, co-anchors of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, engage in an annual joke swap tradition where they trade jokes live on air without any prior knowledge of what the other has written. During this year’s segment, Che made a joke about Scarlett Johansson, Jost’s wife, that left Jost struggling to keep a straight face. The jokes are a lighthearted part of the show and often include references to the personal lives of the hosts.

Jost, feeling slightly uncomfortable after the joke about Johansson, continued the segment with Rabbi Jill, a religious figure invited to sit in on the jokes. The banter between Jost and Che is a regular feature of the show and adds an element of spontaneity and humor to the segment. Johansson has previously admitted to feeling nervous watching the show, knowing that anything can happen in a live broadcast and that she may be the subject of a joke.

Johansson and Jost met when she hosted an episode of SNL and started dating in 2017. They got married three years later and welcomed son Cosmo in 2020. Jost often includes jokes about Johansson in his segments, with one recent joke referencing her as the breadwinner of the household. The couple’s relationship and family life are often highlighted in the jokes on the show.

In a recent episode of SNL, Jost made a reference to Marvel movies and how they contribute to the summer movie season. He joked about the impact of not having a Marvel movie for the first time since 2009, highlighting the role that these movies play in the entertainment industry. Jost and Pete Davidson also have plans to renovate a Staten Island Ferry boat into an entertainment venue, showcasing their entrepreneurial endeavors outside of SNL.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET, and the “Weekend Update” segment with Jost and Che is a popular part of the show. The jokes between the hosts provide a comedic break during the show and allow for moments of spontaneity and humor. The references to the personal lives of the hosts, including Jost’s marriage to Johansson, add a personal touch to the segment and keep viewers entertained with each joke swap.

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