Michael Che (born Michael Che Campbell; May 19, 1983) is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He was briefly a correspondent for , and has previously worked as a writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart . At the end of September 2014, he became a Saturday Night Live co-anchor for the Weekend Update 40th season of , alongside Saturday Night Live Colin Jost. Che replaced [2 ] Cecily Strong on Weekend Update. Che is also the first African-American co-anchor in the history of Weekend Update.
Early life [ edit ]
Che was born in
Manhattan, the son of Rose and Nathaniel Campbell, and was named after [3 ] Che Guevara by his father, a history buff. He is the youngest of seven children, and was raised in NY's [4 ] Lower East Side, graduating from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. [5 ] [6 ]
Che started doing stand-up comedy in 2009.
He would regularly work several sets per night. [7 ] In 2012, Che appeared on the [7 ] Late Show with David Letterman. [7 ]
He is a winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up Competition.
In 2013, [1 ] called Che one of "10 Comics to Watch", Variety while [8 ] named him one of "The 50 Funniest People." Rolling Stone [5 ]
as a writer in 2013, at first as a guest writer and soon after as regular writer. Saturday Night Live On April 28, 2014, it was announced that Che would join [7 ] in June as a correspondent. The Daily Show [1 ] Che made his onscreen debut as a [9 ] Daily Show correspondent on June 4, 2014.
On September 11, 2014, he was named to take over for
Cecily Strong as the anchor for the Weekend Update 40th season of alongside Saturday Night Live Colin Jost. Che is the first African-American co-anchor in the history of [2 ] Weekend Update. [10 ]
In 2014, Che appeared in the movie
Top Five, appearing as one of Chris Rock's character's friends. [11 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Busis, Hillary (April 28, 2014). "Michael Che: 5 things to know". Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved . April 28, 2014
^ a b Carter, Bill (September 11, 2014). "New Comic to Anchor 'Update' on 'S.N.L.. The New York Times '" . Retrieved . September 11, 2014
^ Julie Seabaugh (June 3, 2014). "How New York Comedian Michael Che Willed His Way to SNL and The Daily Show". Runnin' Scared . Retrieved . October 22, 2014
^ "Talking to Michael Che About Touring the World and Making Standup Glamorous – Splitsider". Splitsider . Retrieved . October 22, 2014
^ a b "The 50 Funniest People Now". Rolling Stone. January 24, 2013 . Retrieved . September 13, 2014
^ "City-Bred Comic Has His Heart in the Club". . November 2, 2012 New York Times . Retrieved . August 27, 2014
^ a b c d Greenstein, Colette (February 20, 2014). "Comedian Michael Che talks stand-up, SNL writing gig". The Bay State Banner (Boston, Massachusetts). p. 15.
^ Andrew Barker Senior Features Writer @barkerrant (July 17, 2013). "10 Comics to Watch: ‘SNL’ Writer Michael Che Hones Chops in Edinburgh". Variety . Retrieved . April 28, 2014
^ Hal Boedeker. "Daily Show names Michael Che correspondent". Orlando Sentinel . Retrieved . April 28, 2014
^ "Michael Che to Become First Ever Black Anchor of SNL's Weekend Update". Jezebel . Retrieved . September 22, 2014
^ Sandoval, Lapacazo (December 11, 2014). "Rock makes another hit with 'Top Five. '" New York Amsterdam News (New York, New York). p. 18.
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