Looks like Michael Che’s days may be numbered Saturday Night Live After all. After weeks of warring reports regarding the comedian’s future in sketch comedy, Che himself said in a new profile that he had already considered leaving the show several times. In fact, the comedian says he likely won’t be around for much longer than he actually has been on the show.
“My head has been about to leave for the past five seasons,” Che told the newspaper. “I think I’ve stayed here longer than I’ll be here. This show is designed for younger voices, and at some point, there’s going to be something more exciting to watch in the middle of the show than me and Dumb Ghost.”
Chi joined first Saturday Night Live In 2013 as guest writer before being promoted to team writer. One year later, Che took charge of Cecily Strong in the leading segment of the show “Weekend Update”. When the series wraps up its 47th season next week, the comedian will have hosted the part for seven seasons.
In March of this year, Che said he would be ending up with SNL at the end of the season, before making it clear and saying the whole thing was a joke the next day in an Instagram post. In the same post with time, a long time ago SNL Producer Lorne Michaels suggested there would be an overhaul and “a year of change” after the current season ended. However, he hopes that Che will return to 30 Rock to continue his role.
“If I had my way, it would be here,” Michaels said. The New York Times. “And I don’t always get my way. But when you have someone who is the real thing, you want to hold out for as long as possible.”
As for the creators leaving the show, Michaels himself has previously said he’d like to stay on board through the show’s 50th season, which will air during the fall TV broadcast schedule 2024-2025. Producer will turn 80 mid-season 50.
“You know, I think I’m committed to running this show until its 50th anniversary, which is three years later,” the producer said. CBS Morning last year. “I’d like to see it through, and I have a feeling it would be a good time to leave. But… I don’t want the show to be bad at all. I care about it so much. It’s been life’s work. So I’m going to do everything I can to see it go on.”
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