After a brief stint as a Daily Show correspondent, former Saturday Night Live writer Michael Che is returning to the NBC late-night show as co-host of “Weekend Update”. Che, the first black host of “Weekend Update”, will join Colin Jost. Cecily Strong, who served as co-anchor for two seasons, first with Seth Meyers and then with Jost, will return to being a full-time cast member. Unlike other “Weekend Update” hosts, she had been juggling both roles, doing the fake newscast and appearing in the majority of skits every week. I hear she felt that she wanted to focus on performing.
Fast-rising New York comedian Che joined The Daily Show as a new correspondent in June, after wrapping SNL, which he joined as a full-time writer last September after a guest-writing stint the previous season. The 40th season of SNL begins September 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande.
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