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Monday 30th July 2018


US comedian and host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update – Michael Che – has announced his first London show in three years on 30 July at the Union Chapel in Islington.  Che has performed in the UK several times including two successful, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe runs with his shows ‘Cartoon Violence’, his debut in 2013 and, most recently, ‘Six Stars’ in 2015 where The Guardianraved, his effectiveness as a comic is instant”.He has also performed two sold out runs at London’s Soho Theatre.

“a comic in supreme command of his material” CHORTLE ****

Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed’s “50 Hottest Men in Comedy,”and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Che is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. A native of lower Manhattan, Che’scomedy uses humour toidentify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Timesdescribes as “a reflective, laid-back stage presence withjokes that draw asmuch from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.”

“He can charm an audience but it doesn’t undermine his ability to get under the skin of an issue. Definitely a must-see”   MIRROR *****

Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic Weekend Update” segment where he is also a co-head writer writer for the show. Prior to joining SNL, he was part of“The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy & Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“A confident and seasoned performer…”  THE SKINNY ****

Che has performed stand-up on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyersand on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. In 2016, he released his first hour-long stand-up special entitled Michael Che Matterson Netflix. His first special aired in 2014 on Comedy Central’s The Half-Hourstand-up series.  Che has made numerous other TV and film appearances including Chris Rock’s Top Five, Comedy Central’s hit series @midnight, and as a weekly cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever.

“…hilarious”  TIME OUT ****

His many festival appearances include the Oddball Comedy and Curiosityfestival tour,  Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo, where The Nashville Sceneproclaimed “Straight up: Michael Che is going to be a star.” He was crowned the winner of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and both Time-Out NYand Comedy Central have listed him as one of their “Comics To Watch.”