Repertory Player/Weekend Update Co-Anchor Bio
Michael Che returns for his fifth season as co-anchor of "Saturday Night Live"'s “Weekend Update” alongside Colin Jost. Additionally, Che serves as one of the show’s head writers.
Che and Jost served as hosts of NBC’s live three-hour Emmy Awards telecast from Los Angeles on September 17, 2018.
Named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People, Buzzfeed’s 50 Hottest Men in Comedy and Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Che has been a writer on “SNL” and a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and has performed stand-up on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” His first comedy special was Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour,” which aired in 2014. He appeared alongside Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan in the 2015 film “Top Five.”
Che and Jost hosted special editions of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017. When Che is not in front of the camera, he headlines comedy shows nationally and internationally. His first hour-long comedy special, “Michael Che Matters,” was released in 2016 on Netflix.
Che is a native of Manhattan and currently resides in the city. His birthday is May 19.