Comedy Central has announced today that “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has tapped comedian and “Saturday Night Live” writer Michael Che to become its newest correspondent, joining the roster of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning show this June.
Che is one of the fastest growing talents in stand-up today and was named by Rolling Stone as one of “The 50 Funniest People” in 2013. He has won the New York’s Funniest Stand Up competition at the New York Comedy Festival, and in 2014, became the first standup comedian to perform on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.
Michael Che has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a stand-up comedian In 2013, Che was named by Rolling Stone as one of “The 50 Funniest People” and as one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” The year prior, he was crowned the winner of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the New York Comedy Festival. The New York Times describes Michael Che as having “a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.”
Some of Che’s other credits include Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” MTV’s “Money from Strangers” and “Inside Joke”, and IFC’s comedy game show “Bunk.” He recently taped his first stand-up special, which is scheduled to air on Friday, June 6 on Comedy Central as part of the premiere block of the new season of “The Half Hour” stand-up series.
Che joins the talented roster of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” which includes Samantha Bee, Jordan Klepper, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Kristen Schaal and Larry Wilmore.
“The Daily Show” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at thedailyshow.cc.com with URL and embed links. The show is also available on social media platforms Twitter and Facebook.
An act beloved by Boston comedy fans, the Boston Comedy Scene Examiner congratulates Che on his latest career accomplishment.