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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast “Sucking Up” To Head Writers Colin Jost, Michael Che?

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Has the cast of “Saturday Night Live” been “sucking up” to “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che ever since the two were promoted to co-head writers last month? A blog claims the performers are fighting for airtime by being disingenuously nice to their colleagues. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this nonsense.

Last month, Jost and Che were named the co-head writers of “SNL” after more than three years of co-anchoring “Weekend Update.” The website Naughty Gossip now says that the cast of the show is suddenly acting extra affable towards the duo. A so-called “source” tells the site, “If the writers don’t write you funny sketches each week you don’t get on the show, it is as simple as that.”

“Now that Colin and Michael are the head writers everyone is sucking up to them to make sure they get the funniest scenes and characters to play,” adds the outlet’s alleged insider. The questionable source further contends that some of the cast members haven’t always been so friendly to Jost and Che, who may retaliate by cutting them out of sketches. “Anyone that hasn’t been nice to them in the past better watch out,” says the questionable source. “They both have a long, long memory.”

Curiously, the blog has no memory or knowledge about Jost. If it knew anything about “Saturday Night Live,” it would have known Jost was already the head writer before stepping down in 2015 to focus on “Weekend Update” anchor duties. Did he allegedly retaliate back then?

The article is filled with so many mistake and absurdities it’s almost difficult to decide where to start. It should be noted, however, “SNL” cast members are expected to pitch their own jokes and sketch ideas. The head writers and producer Lorne Michaels then decide what makes the cut. The site’s suggestion that Jost and Che would sabotage the iconic show by rejecting ideas from cast member’s who don’t “suck up” to them is ridiculous. Regardless, Gossip Cop confirms with one of our former colleagues at NBC that the site’s premise is entirely inaccurate.

Our NBC insider exclusively tells us that the dynamic among the cast hasn’t changed since Jost and Che were named co-head writers, nor are the two being treated differently. Gossip Cop is further assured that everyone on set gets along well. Although “SNL” may have had its fair share of infamous behind-the-scenes feuds over the years, there’s no animosity among the current cast and crew.


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