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Michael Che to Co-Anchor “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live”

MICHAEL CHE WEEKEND UPDATE
Michael Che Will Co-Anchor SNL’s Weekend Update (Photo: Mindy Tucker)

You’ll be seeing even more of Michael Che come Sept. 27. Bill Carter of The New York Times is reporting that the newest “Daily Show” correspondent and “Saturday Night Live” writer will be taking a spot at the “Weekend Update” desk during SNL’s 40th season.

Che replaces Cecily Strong and will co-host “Update” alongside Colin Jost, who enters his second year in the coveted role. Strong remains a repertory player. Che will end his brief run as a “Daily Show” correspondent in the move.

Che, a native New Yorker who got his start in stand-up in 2009, began writing for SNL in 2013, and joined the “Daily Show” cast this year.  After a season with the largest SNL cast in history, the show announced several changes over the summer. Featured players John Milhiser, Brooks Wheelan and Noël Wells were let go, and Nasim Pedrad is leaving to co-star in the eagerly anticipated “Mulaney.”

Several new writers have been announced, including Natasha Rothwell (who was one of 11 women who auditioned last season for the featured player spot that ultimately went to Sasheer Zamata), Streeter Seidell from College Humor, Nick Rutherford (the only member of sketch group Good Neighbor not hired by SNL last year), UCB LA’s Alison Rich and The PIT’s Jeremy Beiler.

To date, Che is the only new on-screen addition announced. But according to Carter, Lorne Michaels is considering adding one or two more cast members.

In addition to his work on “The Daily Show,” Che was recently as the first stand-up comedian to appear on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

article by Carol Harstell via huffingtonpost.com

Stand Up Comedian and “SNL” Writer Michael Che Lands Gig as News Correspondent on “The Daily Show”

Michael Che Daily Show

According to Variety.com, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is hiring stand-up comedian and “Saturday Night Live” writer Michael Che as its newest news correspondent.

Che was the first stand-up comedian to perform on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” this year, and he also recently taped his first stand-up special, which will air on June 6 on Comedy Central as part of the new season of “The Half Hour” stand-up series.

Che is the first correspondent hire since it was announced earlier this month that Stephen Colbert would be leaving his “Daily Show” sister program to replace David Letterman on “Late Show.”   Che will start his new role in June.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson