It’s been announced that the snarky gangly English void left by John Oliver’s departure from The Daily Show will be filled by New York comedian Michael Che. Che will come on as the newest correspondent in June, after finishing up his first year as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live. (He also did a guest writing stint on SNL in 2012.)
Now if you’re saying to yourself “Who the hell is Michael Che?,” you’re probably not alone. According to EW, he only started doing stand-up in 2010 (which is like 10 minutes ago in comedian years). He won the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition and spent some time on VH1’s Best Week Ever. And (until SNL) that’s about it. But he looks to be a great fit for the show. He’s got a lethargic political apathy schtick going that could play nicely against Jon Stewart. Here he is performing on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
And as an additional taste of what Che is all about, here’s a short bit on the horrors of gentrification. If you consider a sharp spike in your neighborhood’s hummus intake a horror.
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