Michael Che has arrange his personal sketch comedy series at HBO Max, Variety has discovered.
The streamer h as given the series a six-episode order. Che will star in the series, with every episode set to sort out a unique theme or incident — corresponding to police brutality, unemployment, or falling in love — from a Black vantage level.
“I’m really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max,” stated Che. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about for a while and we have a lot of sketches we want to shoot so please wear your masks so that we can go into production.”
The series is produced by Universal TV, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video, with Che, Lorne Michaels and Erin Doyle serving as govt producers.
“Michael brings a distinct comedic perspective as he illustrates the uncomfortable truths across multiple topics,” stated Suzanna Makkos, govt vp of unique comedy and animation for HBO Max. “We look forward to sharing his unique vision and necessary point of view with our audiences.”
Che is greatest recognized for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” the place he started working as a author in 2013. He finally rose to co-head author and at the moment serves because the co-host of “Weekend Update” alongside fellow co-head author Colin Jost. In addition to his stand-up comedy profession, Che’s different onscreen credit embrace time on “The Daily Show” and co-hosting the Emmy Awards with Jost.
He is repped by UTA, Dixon Talent and Hansen Jacobson.