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Michael Che Wins Copyright Suit Over TikToker’s “HomeGirl” Sketch

Comedian Michael Che has beaten a copyright suit alleging he ripped off the idea for one of his sketches from a series of TikTok videos called “HomeGirl Hotline” by Kelly Manno. According to a ruling issued Wednesday tossing the case, Manno’s jokes are too abstract to be protectable under copyright law. In December, Manno sued […]

“Cancellation’s Just to Give Boring People Something Interesting to Talk About”: Jerrod Carmichael, Danny McBride and THR’s Comedy Actor Roundtable

“These are big questions,” Jake Johnson noted, just before he got real about his Hollywood path, which at different points along the way had left him feeling underwhelmed and disillusioned. It was the Minx star’s first appearance on a Hollywood Reporter Roundtable, and he half-jokingly admitted that he’d come to it with something entirely different […]

Baby Yoda Makes Segment-Stealing Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ on “Weekend Update”

Hilariously returned to Saturday Night Live, Baby Yoda has. Kyle Mooney stole the “Weekend Update” show when he made another appearance as Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, to hype the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi and the third season of The Mandalorian. In an update about his life, Mooney’s Grogu explained he had recently gone on […]

‘SNL’: Peyton Manning Tackles Tom Brady Retirement Rumors, Obsesses Over ‘Emily in Paris’ in “Weekend Update”

“Weekend Update” hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che had a special guest on the Jan. 29 episode of Saturday Night Live: Peyton Manning. The two-time Super Bowl winner spent the majority of his appearance on the segment gushing over Emily in Paris, but he also touched on Tom Brady’s retirement rumors. Jost began his conversation […]

How Death of His Sister Inspired Bob Saget’s Tireless Mission to Find Cure for Scleroderma

Dr. Luke Evnin not only hoped it would happen, he could picture it. Someday in the not-too-distant future, maybe 10 or 15 years, he and longtime friend Bob Saget would catch up and reminisce about their contributions that led to a cure for scleroderma, the rare and sometimes life-threatening autoimmune disorder that largely affects the […]

‘SNL’: Colin Jost, Michael Che Tackle Kyle Rittenhouse, Climate Crisis in “Weekend Update” Segment

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” touched on everything from Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal to Baby Yoda’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the climate crisis, with some help from Aidy Bryant as Mother Earth. After opening the segment on Nov. 20 by poking fun at Joe Biden’s colonoscopy, anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Pays Tribute to Norm Macdonald on “Weekend Update”

Returning for its first new episode since last spring, Saturday Night Live paid tribute to late castmember Norm Macdonald during the “Weekend Update” segment in the show’s season premiere last night. Pete Davidson wore a T-shirt emblazoned with Macdonald’s face when he stopped by to discuss his experience at the 2021 Met Gala. And at […]

Michael Che on Exploring Race, Police Brutality and COVID-19 Paranoia in HBO Max Sketch Show

As the co-head writer of Saturday Night Live and half of its “Weekend Update” team, Michael Che gets plenty of laughs — while also taking frequent heat for his provocative comedy. Raised on the Lower East Side, the 38-year-old Che (actually his middle name — his dad was a fan of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara) […]

Dave Chappelle Gave Sean Combs a Hilarious Birthday Gift Years Ago

Michael Che was starting an interview Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when it was crashed by Dave Chappelle. But, to be fair, they were at Chappelle’s farm. Che, the fan-favorite Saturday Night Live writer and co-host of “Weekend Update” was on to talk about the NBC sketch show, his podcast and his new HBO Max […]

‘SNL’: Weekend Update Tears Apart Trump Ahead of Election

The Halloween episode of Saturday Night Live was very focused on the imminent presidential election.

‘SNL’: Weekend Update Tackles Trump Town Hall, COVID-19 and QAnon

One joke referenced Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer and Trump.