"I never really post anything on social media because I’m self-conscious/repressed about it, but I really wanted to say an SNL goodbye to Leslie Jones, and I mostly wanted to say thank you," Jost wrote on Instagram. "I don’t know if I would have survived my first year on 'Update' without Leslie. I was extremely nervous and awkward and she was extremely confident and funny and knew who she was. And she made me (and our whole show) a lot better. Even though she has wanted to hit me in the face many times (as shown in pic #3), she has also been kind and generous and given me many birthday presents (all photos of her). And more than anything else, she’s been funny. Chris Rock knew that when he recommended her to Lorne six years ago and now all of America knows it. I miss you Leslie and I hope you come back on 'Update' anytime you want, you... scrumptious, chocolate... nope it doesn’t work the other way."