'SNL' star Michael Che surprises Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost with clown at 'intimate' birthday dinner
“Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che (left) surprised castmate Colin Jost (seen right with his girlfriend Scarlett Johansson) with a special gift for his birthday. (AP)
“Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che surprised castmate Colin Jost with a special gift for his birthday last week.
Che revealed that he “sent a party clown to colins [sic] very intimate birthday dinner” on Instagram Sunday, posting text messages to prove it.
Jost, who turned 36 on Friday, sent Che a photo of himself sitting next to girlfriend Scarlett Johansson, 33, and wearing a balloon crown.
Colin Jost and Michael Che’s friendship is my favorite thing in the world pic.twitter.com/LoO8WPlgtV— Channing (@crives1) July 1, 2018
Johansson was caught looking at the camera with her mouth agape.
Jost, who was smirking in the photo with his hands clasped, simply wrote, “Goddamit [sic].”
Che replied with a crying-laughing emoji.
The "SNL" stars have been anchoring “Weekend Update” for about four years. They were named co-head writers of “SNL” in December. Months later, NBC announced Che and Jost will co-host the Emmy Awards in September.
"NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, told Entertainment Tonight in April. "I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time."
Che and Jost told ET they were “proud” to be the first duo to host the iconic award show since 1999 — when Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce co-hosted.