Saturday Night Live witnessed one of its biggest departures in last week’s season finale. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney bid farewell to the show alongside Pete Davidson. Since then, there have been rumors about whether others will return for Season 48, including Weekend Update presenters Michael Che and Colin Jost, as well as Cecily Strong.
Che, on the other hand, stated that he intends to stay. Michael Che recently sat down for an interview with Bill Simmons on The Ringer founder’s eponymous podcast. Che revealed what he plans to do next.
I think I’m staying. I never know, it’s hard, once the season’s over it’s best to not to make decisions like towards the end of the year because all you want to do is get out of there, you’ve had your fill, but August or September is usually a different story. I don’t have any plans to leave just yet.
Simmons made a sarcastic analogy to Tom Brady, saying that one shouldn’t retire when the season is over. Che, the show’s head writer, joined SNL in 2013 and was named a featured player in 2014. He recently overtook Seth Meyers as the second-longest-serving Weekend Update host, after only Jost.
Outside of SNL, Che has been busy with the HBO Max series That Damn Michael Che. The series was recently renewed for a second season, and the Netflix comedy special Michael Che: Shame the Devil. To get latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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