Colin Jost.

Colin Jost To Cover Surfing Competition In Tahiti For 2024 Summer Olympics

Colin Jost during Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. Courtesy of NBC.

Comedy's presence at the Paris Olympics this summer is continuing to grow & become all the more exciting!

Longtime Saturday Night Live performer/writer & Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost has been tapped to cover the surfing competition in Teahupo’o, Tahiti as part of NBC & Peacock's coverage of the 2024 Olympic Games this summer. This will be the only event (for obvious reasons) to not be covered in Paris this year, it'll take place nearly 10,000 miles away from the center of Olympic action in Paris.

The competition, which begins on July 27th & runs through August 5th, will find the seasoned surfer & late night anchor previewing the waves & interviewing athletes.

What Colin Jost & NBC Sports are saying about the upcoming surfing competition for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“Colin Jost hit the NBC Sports jackpot with an epic assignment covering surfing in Tahiti for the Paris Olympics,” says Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President, Production, NBC Olympics. “Although the setting is a little different than the Weekend Update desk in Studio 8H, Colin, an avid surfer, is going to bring his unique flair to reporting on the competition, athletes, and beautiful surroundings in one of the most breathtaking Olympic venues ever. Tune in to see if he catches a wave for America.”

“I’m honored to get to watch the best surfers in the world compete on one of the heaviest waves imaginable, and to help showcase the rich history of surfing in Tahiti,” said Jost. “And my Writer’s Guild Health Insurance is excited to see what the coral reef does to my back.”

Among the latest to be a part of the comedic programming for the 2024 summer olympics include Kenan Thompson & Kevin Hart hosting their forthcoming commentary series Olympic Highlights on Peacock, Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers actively co-hosting their new Olympics podcast Two Guys, Five Rings, and Jimmy Fallon co-hosting the closing ceremony.

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