Colin Jost found himself in an awkward spot when he was forced to say a joke about his wife Scarlett Johansson on Saturday Night Live.
The 38-year-old comedian and his ’Weekend Update’ cohort, Michael Che, wrote jokes for each other to say during Saturday, December 19, episode.
’We are making each other read jokes live on air that the other person has never seen before,’ the 37-year-old Daily Show album explained of their Christmas tradition.
For the last joke of the roundup, Che tricked Jost into shoving fun at Scarlet Johansson.
’It was announced that Creed singer Scott Stapp will play Frank Sinatra in an upcoming movie, but the good news is Sammy Davis Jr. Will be played by Scarlett Johansson,’
The A Very Punchable Face author said, shaking his head and stifling a laugh before burying his face in his hand.
Moreover, the actress has been implicated in more than one casting controversy in recent years.
Fans protested her role in 2017’s Ghost in the Shell due to the whitewashing of the film, which was inspired by a Japanese manga series.
Scarlett Johansson spoke out about the suffering in July 2019 interview with AS IF.
’You know, as an actor, I should always be allowed to play any person or any tree or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,’
She also adds ’I feel like it’s a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons, yet there is the time it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions.’
Johansson and Jost tied the knot in October after more than three years together. Ahead of the wedding,
Che joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that inviting him to be in their wedding would be a big mistake because he would love to go and just disrupt everything.