Daily Show cor­re­spon­dent Michael Che join­ing SNL

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS AN­GE­LES — NBC says a cor­re­spon­dent on Jon Ste­wart’s The Daily Show is join­ing Satur­day Night Live. Co­me­dian Michael Che will han­dle Week­end Up­date du­ties with Colin Jost dur­ing the up­com­ing 40th sea­son of SNL, the net­work said Thurs­day. Che, who wrote for SNL last sea­son, had joined Ste­wart’s Com­edy Cen­tral show ear­lier this year. In an Au­gust episode fo­cused on the Michael Brown shoot­ing in Fer­gu­son, Mo., Che ap­peared as a re­porter try­ing to find a safe place in Amer­ica for a black man. Che is re­plac­ing Cecily Strong on the Week­end Up­date desk. Strong will stay with SNL as a cast mem­ber, NBC said. Satur­day Night Live re­turns for its new sea­son Sept. 27, with host Chris Pratt and mu­si­cal guest Ari­ana Grande.

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