Michael Che sketch series headed to HBO Max

Over two months since the last Weekend Update, our weekly updates now reduced to “somehow worse than last week,” an out-of-work Michael Che is heading to HBO.

The SNL star has reportedly made a deal with HBO Max for a six-part sketch comedy series produced by Lorne Michaels. It’s said, “Each episode of the show will follow a theme or incident, such as police brutality, unemployment and romance and use sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience this from a black vantage point.” It sounds like it’s dealing with some very timely subjects, but we’ll see how fresh it feels whenever the show actually gets made. As Che said in the press release, “We have a lot of sketches we want to shoot so please wear your masks so that we can go into production.” And by that point, who knows whether the race conversation will be drowned out by the din of the endless locust swarms?

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