Michael Che is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he serves as co-anchor on Weekend Update and co-head writer. He was briefly a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has previously worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live. On September 11, 2014, he was named to take over for Cecily Strong as the Weekend Update anchor for the 40th season of Saturday Night Live alongside Colin Jost. Che is the first African-American co-anchor in the history of Weekend Update. During his first two seasons Che primarily hosted Weekend Update, while rarely appearing in any sketches. In 2014, Che appeared in the movie Top Five, appearing as one of Chris Rock's character's friends. In December 2017, Che was named co-head writer of Saturday Night Live.