Michael Che Becomes SNL’s First Black Co-Head Writer

Posted On: December 15, 2017
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This week, Michael Che made history on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 when he was named Co-Head Writer of NBC’s Emmy-Award winning late-night comedy showcase, Saturday Night Live. He is the first black person in the show’s 43 years of history to hold this position.

Since 2013, his impressive work on SNL as a regular comedy writer has now awarded him this highly-coveted title. Che and his co-host Colin Jost were promoted by NBC to fill the top spots alongside existing head writers, Bryan Tucker and Kent Sublette.

The comedian’s accolades include ‘Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch’ List, ‘Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People’, and features on ‘The Daily Show’. He has also appeared in the films ‘Chinese Puzzle’, ‘Lyle’, and ‘Top Five’. This past year, the release of his hilarious special, ‘Michael Che: Matters’ hit the top of Netflix’s most watched list.

Check out Michael Che’s Netflix special, here:

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