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Michael Che Attempts to Find a Safe Reporting Location on 'The Daily Show'

The Daily Show returned with a new episode last night, and during a segment on the recent shooting in Ferguson, correspondent Michael Che attempted to report on the event from a safe location for an unarmed black man — which, it turns out, doesn't exist at all.

Come Celebrate the Release of 'A Night at Whiplash' This Friday with an Amazing Lineup of Comedians

We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $20 price of admission you'll get a code for a free download of A Night at Whiplash. That's a lot of great comedy for not all that much money.

The show kicks off at 8pm this Friday night, and you can buy your tickets right here. See you on Friday!

Michael Che Is Making His 'Daily Show' Debut Tonight

Standup and former SNL writer Michael Che is set to make his debut as a Daily Show correspondent tonight. He'll be doing a segment on current election news. Che was hired by The Daily Show in April, joining Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, Al Madrigal, and Jordan Klepper as the latest addition to the show's news team. Che is the second new correspondent this year, following Klepper, who debuted in March.

In a recent interview with us, Che discussed joining The Daily Show:

My agency was like "They're looking for somebody. Would you be interested in taping?" so we sent in [...]

Breaking Down Each Cast Member's Contribution to 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the performers that make up SNL's current cast, including their overall contributions to the show, memorable roles, relative screen time, and prospects for returning next season.

SNL's 39th season was a crowded one. Record-breaking crowded, even. Six new hires, plus a seventh midseason, rose the total to 17, making the current cast the largest SNL has seen during its entire four-decade run, topping even the infamously bloated 1990-1991 season. That season only had [...]

A Video Guide to New 'Daily Show' Correspondent Michael Che

In case you missed the big news, standup and SNL writer Michael Che has joined The Daily Show as its newest correspondent and is set to make his first appearance in June. In addition to his writing gig at SNL, Che has appeared on Bunk, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Best Week Ever, @midnight, and most recently Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he served as the show's very first featured standup during its premiere episode. He also has a half-hour Comedy Central special set to premiere on June 6th. Ahead of Che's Daily Show debut a little over a [...]

'SNL' Firing New Cast Members Displays a Show Still Deeply In Transition

Word has come down this week that SNL cast members Noël Wells, John Milhiser, and Brooks Wheelan have been let go from the show after one season, with Nasim Pedrad also leaving to work as a regular on Mulaney (a move that has long been anticipated) and Mike O'Brien's status currently in talks. Their departures don't come as too huge a shock — as we recapped at the end of last season, the three saw little screen time and had few memorable moments during the season. And while it must come as a disappointment to those actors and their fans, let's not forget that at least a third of everyone [...]

Michael Che and Jordan Klepper Offer Up Some Handy Second Amendment Tips

New correspondent Michael Che made his second appearance in a row on last night's Daily Show, joining slightly less new correspondent Jordan Klepper to provide some helpful Second Amendment tips for all.

Michael Che on Respecting the Craft of Standup, 'SNL' Haters, and His Comedy Central Half Hour

Michael Che's first half hour special premieres on Comedy Central this Friday, but that's far from the only new gig for the New York-born standup who has also appeared on Bunk, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Best Week Ever, and Splitsider's own A Night at Whiplash and served as writer on Saturday Night Live for the past year. In addition to the premiere of his Half Hour, this month marks Che's transition to his new job as correspondent for The Daily Show, and seeing as he's the mind behind headline-grabbing SNL sketches like "White Christmas" and "12 Years Not a Slave" it's safe to assume [...]

How 'SNL' Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season.

This has not been an easy year for SNL to talk about race. From the moment the show announced its six new cast members — the largest turnover in more than a decade — and viewers noticed that not one of them was a person of color, SNL once again became a target of progressive viewers calling for the cast to [...]

'The Daily Show' Hires Michael Che as Its Newest Correspondent

Well this is awesome. Variety reports that standup Michael Che, who has been writing for SNL full time this season, has been tapped as The Daily Show's newest correspondent . Che will begin his run on The Daily Show in June. He's the second new correspondent the show has added this year, following Jordan Klepper, who was added last month.

Click through to watch his standup set from the debut episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Dick Cheney Told Michael Che About All of His Iraq Regrets

On last night's Daily Show, Michael Che recounted his recent revealing encounter with former VP Dick Cheney, in which he fully copped to his mistakes and showed a glimpse of the emotional depths he has on the subject. Thank god he got it all on tape!

Aasif Mandvi Invades Michael Che's 'Daily Show' Debut

Here's last night's debut segment of new Daily Show correspondent Michael Che, in which he attempts to deliver some serious reporting from Syria before Aasif Mandvi jumps in and gets just a little possessive about who gets to cover Muslim-related news stories.

Michael Che on How Confusing Pinpointing Racism Can Be

In this clip from A Night at Whiplash, former SNL writer and newest Daily Show correspondent Michael Che talks about how hard it can be determining just what is and isn't racist. For the rest of his set and full sets by Sheng Wang, Carmen Lynch, Eugene Mirman, Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, and Sean Patton, check out the full movie now for five measly bucks.

The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and videos.

Season 39 of SNL certainly hasn't been the most popular among viewers, with its first half bogged down with criticism over the lack of diversity in the cast, and its second half attacked (often unfairly) for uneven writing under new head writer Colin Jost. Even though the show hired Sasheer Zamata (along with two black female writers), and the script [...]