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Colin Jost Reacts To Pete Davidson's Confession He Was 'Very Stoned' When They Bought Staten Island Ferry

Colin Jost claims he was 'stone-cold sober' when he and his former 'SNL' castmate bought the decommissioned ferry.

Colin Jost; Staten Island Ferry; Pete Davidson
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Saturday Night Live alum Colin Jost addressed misconceptions about his purchase of a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry alongside his SNL colleague Pete Davidson.

In response to a headline claiming they were "very stoned" during the acquisition, Jost took to Instagram to clarify the situation.

The 40-year-old comedian responded to the headline by stating:

"Is it worse that I was actually stone-cold sober when we bought the ferry?"

Jost emphasized they are determined to prove the skeptics wrong.

He expressed his confidence people will be clamoring to board the ferry in two years' time:

"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."

Jost added a playful touch to his post, mentioning his upcoming "Ferry Money Tour" and sharing a graphic for the fictitious tour. Humorously, he also offered his graphic design skills, jokingly claiming he could take brands to "new heights."

You can see his post below.

Contradicting Jost's sober claim, Davidson recently admitted to feeling remorseful about the ferry purchase and confirmed that they were indeed under the influence at the time.

Davidson mentioned their intoxication during an interview at the premiere of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, jokingly expressing his desire for the ferry to transform into a Transformer and leave so he can avoid "paying for it."

He said:

"I have no idea what's going on with [the boat]. Me and Colin were very stoned a year ago and bought a ferry. And we're figuring it out."
"Hopefully it turns into a Transformer and gets the f**k out of there so I can stop paying for it."

People had mixed reactions about the boat's future.

The comedians, along with other investors, successfully placed the winning bid of $280,000 for the ferry in an auction held on January 20, 2022, as confirmed by The New York Times. The Stand comedy club owner, Paul Italia, is among the investors involved in the purchase.

Davidson had initially shared his optimistic vision for the ferry, envisioning a bar, a restaurant, and an entertainment space on board. He playfully added that the venture could go either way, joking about doing numerous gigs in the future if it didn't pan out.