'Saturday Night Live' taps Michael Che as first black Weekend Update anchor

September 12, 2014 12:43 PM

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'Saturday Night Live' taps Michael Che as first black Weekend Update anchor

After 39 years, "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update is getting its first black anchor, with Michael Che to take the seat next to Colin Jost when the show's new season kicks off later this month.

Stand-up comic Che, 31, rejoins "SNL" following a brief stint at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," where he was hired as a correspondent in April. Prior to that, Che contributed to "SNL" as a writer. On Weekend Update, he will replace Cecily Strong, who will stay on the show as a cast member.

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