’Tis the period for Colin Jost and Michael Che’s once-a-year Saturday Night Dwell “joke swap” — and this yr, Scarlett Johansson was caught in the crossfire.
“New York state now enables movie theaters to serve alcohol, which is how I’m eventually equipped to take pleasure in my wife’s very little art films,” Jost, 41, said for the duration of the “Weekend Update” section on the Saturday, December 16, episode as a image of Johansson, 39, 2012’s Avengers with her superhero name Black Widow flashed on display screen.
Jost, who has been married to Johansson considering that 2020, briefly closed his eyes and shook his head prior to continuing with the joke.
“I’m kidding, honey,” he pressed. “I enjoy all of your movies. And If you requested me, you’re an even improved Black Widow than Coretta Scott King.”
Jost then rested his head in his fingers although sitting down next to an unimpressed particular guest, who was playing a character named Hattie Davis. (Davis was a fictional civil rights activist, whom Che, 40, enlisted for his portion of the joke swap to disapprove of Jost’s speech.)
Jost and Che have helmed “Weekend Update” considering the fact that 2014’s time 40. To ring in the getaway season, they trade jokes stay on air — and neither comedian is familiar with what the other has penned. The jokes have given that become a source of discomfort for Johansson.
“I now seldom enjoy [SNL] without the need of acquiring a feeling of … not mind-boggling worry, just like a slight underwhelming worry because I just feel like at any minute something’s going to tumble aside,” Johansson reported in the course of a July 2021 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Present. “And which is the exhilaration of SNL and for all audiences, right? Mainly because it is absolutely are living.”
Johansson added: “But when you are emotionally invested in it and not just entertained by it, it normally takes on a minor little bit of a distinctive lifetime.”
The actress met Jost when she hosted an episode of SNL just before they begun dating in 2017. Two years later on, Jost proposed just before they wed in 2020. Jost and Johansson went on to welcome their son, Cosmo, in August 2021.
“Colin is an really palms-on father, he often tends to make a large fuss about little Cosmo,” a source completely informed Us Weekly in October 2022. “They’re really into their privacy and downtime in the Hamptons, exactly where they have a limited-knit help staff and a excellent laid-back way of life that they wouldn’t trade for the environment. They’re just a pretty laid-back again, purposeful pair who have a ton of mutual regard.”
Jost also is a stepfather to Johansson’s 9-yr-aged daughter, Rose, whom she shares with ex-husband Romain Dauriac.
Saturday Night time Are living airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.