Colin Jost Highlights Top SNL Host

Exploring the nuances of comedic performance on SNL.

by Nouman Rasool
Colin Jost Highlights Top SNL Host
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On this week's episode of the iHeartPodcast "Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi," Saturday Night Live regular Colin Jost gave his type of favorite guest hosts for the venerable comedy show. Adam Driver is one of those rare cases when the actor really has his special style and dedication.

Adam Driver—the brooding, intense acting chops seen in such films as "Marriage Story"—brought that special something to "SNL" as he hosted the show for the fourth time, and first since December 2023. Cohost Jost added that Driver stood out in the table reads and exhibited great acting.

"Adam makes those choices for all those pieces, and interesting choices, much like Will Ferrell used to do," reflected Jost, comparing Driver to another 'SNL' great. From 1995 to 2002, and as a cast member five times in between, Will Ferrell always brought his kinetic spirit and timing.

"He has such a deep knowledge and experience with the sketch format that casts a long shadow, even for some of the show's current hosts," Jost said.

Jost's Family Insights

The interview got personal, and Jost opened up about the family life, mentioning the kind of stuff he likes doing with his two-year-old son, Cosmo.

A swimming enthusiast, Jost wastes little opportunity when he can spend quality time in the water with his son. "The one thing is that I really take him swimming a lot," he said. Describing Cosmo as a surprisingly great swimmer for his age, Jost said he wanted to let his son find a love for the sport of swimming just like he did.

Jost's reflections give both a look at his work life on one of TV's most enduring programs and give some light into some personal joys and simple pleasures that he shares with his family. As "SNL" further cements itself as the launching pad and showcase for both respected and emerging comedic talents, insights from insiders such as Jost offer fans a lot clearer look at the behind-the-scenes dynamics that go into making this show a staple of American television. Meanwhile, "Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi" is available on major podcast networks.