‘Saturday Night Live’ Names Michael Che As Its First Black Head Writer


December 13, 2017


Photo via: Saturday Night Live 

Stand-up comedian Michael Che just simultaneously got a job promotion and made history at “Saturday Night Live” as the first person of color to be named head writer in its 42-year history. 


NBC, who announced the news on Tuesday, also named Colin Jost, Che’s co-host for SNL’s “Weekend Update” segment, as co-head writer. This will be Jost’s second time serving in the position, as he was a head writer from 2012-2015. 

After working on “The Daily Show” as a correspondent, Che joined SNL in 2013 and then was promoted to co-anchor chair a year later. Breaking a color barrier with his most recent promotion, Che will join Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker on SNL’s head writing team. 

Congratulations, Michael! We wish you the best of luck in your new role. 


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