Colin Jost, the comedian from “Saturday Night Live,” had set the record straight by revealing that he was not under the influence of drugs when he and Pete Davidson bought a 277-foot boat, refuting previous reports.
In a lighthearted tone, Colin Jost humorously commented on Instagram Wednesday about the situation, quipping, “Is it worse that I was actually stone-cold sober when we bought the ferry”? This was accompanied by a photo of a Page Six headline referencing their boat purchase.
The headline read, “Pete Davidson and Colin Jost were ‘very stoned’ when they bought Staten Island ferry,” was based on a statement made by Davidson during a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight. Jost also playfully addressed the situation by adding, “We’re excited to prove the non-believers wrong. You’re going to be BEGGING to get on this ferry in two years. Mark my words”.
What is Jost and Davidson’s plan for this ferry?
Jost and Davidson initially acquired the decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for a sum of $280,100, intending to transform it into the most sought-after club in New York.
In an unrelated matter, Jost shared his upcoming plans for the Ferry Money Tour, where he will be performing stand-up comedy in various cities, including Houston, San Antonio, Madison, Chicago, Austin, and Minneapolis. Jost also mentioned that he would have the pleasure of hosting some exceptional guests during these shows.
Jost appears to have additional strategies in mind to finance his new boat. Toward the end of his post, he humorously stated that if anyone wanted him to elevate their brand to new heights, he could take care of it with his own graphic design skills. He further stated that he has the power to generate millions. This statement was accompanied by an uninspired image of the ferry adorned with vibrant colors depicting the tour locations.
On the other hand, Davidson seems to be handling the expenses of the massive vessel in a different manner. At the red carpet event for “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” he jokingly remarked, “Hopefully, it turns into a Transformer and leaves so I can stop paying for it!”
Jost and Davidson won the vessel in a bid.
Collaborating with the club owner Paul Italia, Jost and Davidson successfully secured the winning bid for the John F. Kennedy, an 84-meter vessel that operated as a commuter ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island from 1965 until it was taken out of service last August.
Paul Italia, a real estate investor and co-owner of the restaurant and comedy club The Stand, expressed last year that the Staten Island Ferry is undeniably an iconic symbol. He is determined to find a way to preserve it and create something remarkable. He further explained that the process of converting the 2,109-ton ferry into an entertainment destination would require a substantial financial investment, amounting to millions of dollars. However, Paul Italia acknowledged that this endeavor would not be realized sometime soon.
It remains uncertain whether Scarlett Johansson, the wife of Colin Jost, or Kim Kardashian, the girlfriend of Pete Davidson, have plans to board the Staten Island Ferry in the near future. However, both individuals have shown an affinity for the Shoalin. Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson announced their marriage in 2020 through a Staten Island Ferry adorned with the message “Jost Married.” Additionally, Kim Kardashian was recently spotted in Staten Island, enjoying dinner and a movie with Pete Davidson.