Are you familiar with the name Michael Che? If not, you will be come September 27 when he replaces Cecily Strong of SNL as the new co-host of “The Weekend Update” segment. That’s the hilarious segment where they talk about the week’s biggest headlines and show us all just how stupid our news stories really are.
Che is upgrading to this role after spending a brief stint as a “Daily Show” correspondent and SNL writer. A stand-up comedian by trade and native New Yorker (whoop whoop!), assuming this role makes him the first stand-up comedian AND first African American to do so (I’m confused to whether I should be happy and cheer or be pissed it took SNL literally 40 years…yes…40)
The 31 year old comes with great credentials, having won New York’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition and being named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” and Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People.”
Congrats to Che and we know he’ll do us proud and make us laugh…especially since he’s basically going to be reading his own material now, so delivery will be better.