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The Ringer

The Heat Fall Apart With Joe House, Plus Michael Che on Swollen ‘SNL’ Casts and Stand-Up Comedy in 2022

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Heat to take control of the series, how Celtics coach Ime Udoka’s adjustments are paying dividends for Boston, why the Heat desperately miss Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry’s struggles, Al Horford’s impact, an updated NBA Top Five list, Mavericks-Warriors, and more (1:19). Then Bill talks with comedian, actor, and writer Michael Che about wrapping up Season 47 of Saturday Night Live, finding the right chemistry for “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost, Che’s HBO Max sketch show, That Damn Michael Che, his introduction to stand-up comedy, Lorne Michaels stories, the impact of social media on comedy, New York sports, and more (40:41).
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SNL Weekend Update’s Michael Che will be stopping into LA for one big show at the big and gorgeous Theatre at Ace Hotel in DTLA. Specifically, this evening with Che will be on Sunday, June 24th at 8PM. Tickets are going for $35-$45 and you can (and should) get them here.
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Michael Che on comedy and controversy

For "Saturday Night Live" star and writer Michael Che, the first Black anchor of "Weekend Update," and star of the HBO series, "That Damn Michael Che," standup is his first, and possibly deepest, love. Che talks with CBS News' Tony Dokoupil about growing up a "very curious" child, and why he's "just trying to grow up and not get killed."

Saturday Night Live: Michael Che Has Considered Leaving "The Past Five Seasons"

It looks like Michael Che's days may be numbered on Saturday Night Live after all. Weeks after warring reports regarding the comedian's future on the sketch comedy, Che himself has said in a new profile he's already thought about leaving the show plenty of times. In fact, the comedian says he likely won't be around any longer than he's already been on the show.

Michael Che Rumored To Be Leaving ‘SNL’ After Season 47

Saturday Night Live will end its 47th season next weekend and as usual, the show’s summer break is accompanied by rumors about cast members potentially leaving the show. While certain top cast members have taken a break from SNL in the past to work on other projects in an effort to keep them on the show in some capacity, the demanding schedule usually results in most cast members eventually moving on.

Michael Che Eyes ‘SNL’ Exit: ‘My Head Has Been at Leaving for the Past Five Seasons’

Click here to read the full article. Next weekend marks the end of “Saturday Night Live” Season 47, and the show’s summer vacation is always accompanied by rumors about cast members departing. “SNL” has become increasingly flexible in recent years, allowing top cast members to take hiatuses to work on other projects as an attempt to keep them on the show. Still, the grueling schedule inevitably gets old and most cast members eventually move on. One name who could be plotting his exit? Michael Che, who has co-hosted “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost since 2014. The two men are also the show’s...

Michael Che jokes he ‘un-quit’ SNL amid speculation of his future on the show

Michael Che has joked that he “un-quit” Saturday Night Live, amid speculation about his future on the show. During the recent episode’s (14 May) “Weekend Update” segment, the comedian teased that due to the “wrong number” being announced for the 86 Mega Millions Dollar jackpot, he had to withdraw his resignation from the show. His joke references a recent interview with The New York Times, in which he revealed that his continuation on the comedy sketch show might be coming to an end soon.“My head has been at leaving for the past five seasons,” he said. “I do think...

Michael Che on his SNL future: “My head has been at leaving for the past five seasons"

Che, Saturday Night Live's co-head writer and second-longest serving "Weekend Update" anchor, was asked in a New York Times profile about his comments reported in March that this is his last season. “Who doesn’t say they’re going to quit their job when they’re at their other job?” he said, continuing to play his comments as a joke. “I’m sure Biden says that twice a week.” In a more sincere tone, Che said: “My head has been at leaving for the past five seasons.” Che added: "I do think that I’ve been here longer than I’ll be here. This show is built for younger voices and, at some point, there’ll be something more exciting to watch at the halfway mark of the show than me and dumb Jost.” Meanwhile, SNL boss Lorne Michaels, who produces Che's HBO Max sketch comedy show That Damn Michael Che, said he hopes Che stays. “If I had my way, he’ll be here,” says Michaels. “And I don’t always get my way. But when you have someone who’s the real thing, you want to hold on as long as you can.”

Michael Che Mulls Over ‘SNL’ Exit, Has Debated Leaving ‘for the Past Five Seasons’

Michael Che frequently jokes about leaving “Saturday Night Live,” where he has served as co-anchor of “Weekend Update” for the last eight years and counting (the second-longest stint in the show’s history, after co-anchor Colin Jost). Che went viral in March when he mentioned “SNL” at a surprise comedy set in Minneapolis and said, “This is my last year.” The press took Che’s statement as a matter of fact, so he took to Instagram to clarify that he was joking, “To comedy fans; please stop telling reporters everything you hear at a comedy show. You’re spoiling the trick.”