Colin Jost found himself in an awkward place when he was forced to tell a joke about his wife Scarlett Johansson on Saturday night.
The 38-year-old comedian and his Weekend Update cohort, Michael Che, wrote jokes for each other on Saturday, December 19th.
“We get each other to read jokes live in the air that the other person has never seen,” the 37-year-old Daily Show album explained her Christmas tradition.
For the final joke of the roundup, Che got Jost to poke 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 that Sammy Davis Jr. will be played by Scarlett Johansson.”
The writer of A Very Punchable Face shook his head and suppressed a laugh before burying his face in his hand.
Additionally, the actress has been embroiled in more than one casting controversy in recent years.
Fans protested her role in Ghost in the Shell 2017 because of the whitewash of the film, which was inspired by a Japanese manga series.
Scarlett Johansson spoke about the suffering in an interview with AS IF in July 2019.
“You know, as an actor, I should always be allowed to play a person, a tree or an animal because that’s my job and the demands of my job.”
She adds, “I think it’s a trend in my business and it has to happen for various social reasons, but there is a time when it gets awkward when it comes to art because I believe art should be free of restrictions. “
Johansson and Jost tied the knot in October after more than three years. Before the wedding,
Che joked on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that it would be a huge mistake to invite him to her wedding because he would love to go and just disturb everything.