Michael Che Defends Covering ‘Black Issues’ On SNL’s Weekend Update: “We’re A News Show, I’m A Black Anchor…”

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Recently Michael Che sat down with comedian Pete Holmes on his podcast series You Made It Weird. Apart of their conversation, Michael explained some of the backlash he gets as the only black anchor on SNL’s Weekend Update.

“I get a lot of shit.. like on (Weekend) Update…”Why are we always talking about black things?”… Well we’re a news show, I’m a black anchor, and every week some nigga gets shot”, Che told Holmes.

As they talked more on race politics, Che later shared his upbringings, family, career, and comedy. You can listen to their full conversation here. Earlier this June, Michael revealed that he is set to release his first-ever comedy special on Netflix.

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