Cecily Strong to be Replaced by Michael Che for SNL's Weekend Update


Live from New York, it's...Michael Che? That's right, the former The Daily Show correspondent will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for their upcoming 40th season. Che will be reporting alongside Colin Jost, thus replacing Cecily Strong (Strong will however continue on with the show as a cast member). Said producer Lorne Michaels of Che joining the cast:

Michael is a strong writer, and he’s really funny. It’s always difficult to make changes and make ‘Update’ different from what’s gone before.

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Che and Jost also appear in Chris Rock's new film, Top Five. We had the privilege of attending the film's premiere (we met Che there), so stay tuned for a review coming soon.

On the topic of SNL, here's Kyle Mooney giving us "exclusive info" about the show's upcoming season: