Critics and audiences agree, NY-based writer, actor and standup comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed's "50 Hottest Men in Comedy," and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” he is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape.
A native of lower Manhattan, Che’s comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a staff writer.
He recently released his first hour-long stand-up special entitled Michael Che Matters on Netflix. His first special aired in 2014 on Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour stand-up series. Prior to joining SNL, Che was part of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He was the first-ever standup to perform on NBC's , Late Night with Seth Meyers and has also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. His television and film appearances include Chris Rock’s Top Five, Comedy Central's @midnight, and Vh1’s Best Week Ever.
Che headlined a successful month-long run of standup shows entitled “Cartoon Violence” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has performed at comedy festivals worldwide, including The Moontower Comedy Festival and Bonnaroo, among others. He was crowned the winner of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their "Comics To Watch." He headlines comedy shows nationally and internationally.