Michael Che pulled a prank on his Saturday Night Live co-writer Colin Jost this weekend by sending a clown to his birthday dinner with Scarlett Johansson.
Che posted a picture of a text exchange he had with Jost over the hilarious incident on Instagram. In the exchange, Jost texted his “Weekend Update” co-star a picture of him wearing a balloon hat, which was likely crafted by the aforementioned clown. While Johansson appeared to be laughing over the prank, Jost didn’t seem as amused. Still, Che appeared to get a kick out of the whole thing.
“I sent a party clown to Colin[‘]s very intimate birthday dinner,” he wrote.
The comedy star turned 36 years old on June 29. Of course, his girlfriend wanted to help him celebrate his big day.
Rumors of the couple’s romance started spreading in May 2017. While the two initially played coy about their relationship, they made their official debut as a couple in December 2017. Jost confirmed their relationship status by referring to Johansson as his “girlfriend” during a May 2018 episode of SNL. They also attended the Met Gala together that same month.