SNL has announced that they are adding comedian Michael Che to their weekend update news desk.
Michael Che who holds a position as a correspondent at The Daily Show, has worked for SNL in the past as a writer, but will be will be now joining Colin Jost at the “Weekend Update” desk this year. Che is a New York native who began comedy in 2009 and has been making major moves since 2012.
Che, in true comedic spirit, Che took to Twitter as well:
SNL will kick off thier 40th season on September 27, last year they recived some heat for their lack of diversity, especially for the absence of Black women, but the criticism calmed down after they hired Sasheer Zamata. It is good to hear that they are diversifying the cast even more.
To get a taste of Che’s style of comedy, check out this video him making fun of gentrification in New York City: