By Staten Island Museum, Rachel Somma – August 2019
SNL Weekend Update Co-anchors and friends to perform
Location: St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Date: Thursday, September 19, 8:00pm
Colin Jost and Michael Che, well-known as the Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-anchors, will be hitting the stage for a comedy show to benefit the Staten Island Museum on Thursday, September 19, 2019 show time at 8 pm at the historic St. George Theatre. Jost and Che will perform stand up, along with invited special guests, for this one-time only event. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 12 at 10am, with member pre-sales beginning Wednesday, July 10.
“We are so grateful to Colin Jost and Michael Che for donating their time and talent to support the Staten Island Museum. This will be a night of laughs that will provide funding and awareness of the cultural programming that Staten Island Museum offers. We are pleased to present this star-filled event at the beautiful and historic St. George Theatre in the heart of downtown Staten Island,” shared Janice Monger, Staten Island Museum President & CEO.
“More people need to know about the ‘Staten Island Museum.’ It’s a valuable cultural institution that depends on your donations to operate and grow for the future,” said Colin Jost.
The comedy benefit show will be held at the St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island NY 10301 on September 19, 8pm (doors at 7pm). Tickets range from $49-$199 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 12 at noon. Pre-sale for Staten Island Museum members begins July 10 and for members of the St. George Theatre on July 11.
Colin Jost / Michael Che and Friends Comedy Show to Benefit the Staten Island Museum is open to all ages. For tickets please go to ticketmaster.com or stgeorgetheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the George Theatre Box Office at 35 Hyatt Street, SI, NY 10301 or by calling 718.442.2900.
For sponsorship opportunities contact the Staten Island Museum at 718.483.7114.
About Colin Jost
Colin Jost, a head writer for Saturday Night Live, grew up in Staten Island and graduated from Harvard University. He started writing for SNL in 2005 and has served as the co-anchor of “Weekend Update” since 2014.
Beyond his work as a head writer, Colin co-hosted the special editions of “Weekend Update” that aired on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions and then the primetime Weekend Update Summer Edition in 2017. Last year, Colin and Michael Che, co-anchor and fellow head writer, were chosen to host The 2018 Emmy Awards. Additionally, he wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film Staten Island Summer, based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.
Colin has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on Saturday Night Live.
About Michael Che
Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed’s “50 Hottest Men in Comedy,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Che is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. A native of lower Manhattan, Che’s comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as “a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.”
Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a co-head writer for the show. Prior to joining SNL, he was part of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy & Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Che has made numerous other television and film appearances. Most recently, he co-hosted the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC. Che’s other appearances include Chris Rock’s Top Five, Comedy Central’s hit series @midnight, and as a weekly cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever.
Both Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their “Comics To Watch.”
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About the Staten Island Museum
Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 138th year, the Staten Island Museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art, and history based on its diverse collections. Staten Island Museum is owned by the City of New York and benefits from public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For current exhibits, visit StatenIslandMuseum.org.