Michael Che Announced As SNL’s Newest Cast Member, Becomes First Black ‘Weekend Update’ Anchor

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Michael Che looks to be getting another job for some late night laughs. It was recently revealed that Che will step in for Cecily Strong apart of SNL’s Weekend Update. For some this is big news since SNL has never hired a black ‘Weekend Update’ anchor.

Deadline Reports:

After a brief stint as a Daily Show correspondent, former Saturday Night Live writer Michael Che is returning to the NBC late-night show as co-host of “Weekend Update”Che, the first Black host of “Weekend Update”, will join Colin Jost. Cecily Strong, who served as co-anchor for two seasons, first with Seth Meyers and then with Jost, will return to being a full-time cast member. Unlike other “Weekend Update” hosts, she had been juggling both roles, doing the fake newscast and appearing in the majority of skits every week. I hear she felt that she wanted to focus on performing.




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