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Comedian Michael Che Becomes FIRST African American Host On SNL's Weekend Update!

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Michael CheAccording to several industry websites, some major news just broke; it looks like comedian Michael Che (of The Daily Show) just landed the desk gig on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update! This would make Che the FIRST African American to ever get this gig!

Check out the story from Deadline below:

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.

Fast-rising New York comedian Che joined The Daily Show as a new correspondent in June, after wrapping SNL, which he joined as a full-time writer last September after a guest-writing stint the previous season. The 40th season of SNL begins September 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande.
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