Review: That Damn Michael Che 2021
In the minute-long trailer, the Saturday Night Live star takes on the many elephants in the room that is America, from policing, white privilege and prison. Helping Che unpack today’s social issues with comedy are a number guest stars including members of his SNL family.
“It might be uncomfortable to watch,” he jokes in the trailer.
That Damn Michael Che premieres on HBO Max on May 6. See the trailer below.
We’re getting the first look at That Damn Michael Che, HBO Max’s upcoming six-part comedy series featuring the Saturday Night Live star, from Che, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Universal Television.
That Damn Michael Che uses sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience various everyday situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more, from Che’s perspective. It features SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Che’s “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost, along with guest stars Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man.
That Damn Michael Che is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Broadway Video and Irony Point with Che, Michaels, Erin Doyle and Oz Rodriguez serving as executive producers.
That Damn Michael Che premieres May 6 on HBO Max.
“It’s amazing how willing he is to take chances, considering he’s only ever in his life landed on his feet,” Seth Meyers says about — you’ve probably guessed it — Colin Jost on Late Night last night. Michael Che appeared in the studio to promote his upcoming That Damn Michael Che sketch show, and he and his former SNL colleague began talking about how things never seem to go wrong for their buddy, Colin Jost. “I guess that’s why he takes chances. What’s the worst that can happen? I mess up and marry Scarlett Johansson?” Che riffs. He then compares Jost to the Animaniacs baby who’s always blithely putting herself in peril. This sparks something in Meyers, who shouts, “Baby Jost!” because “for his first five years on the show, that’s what a lot of people called him. Baby Jost.” We are armed with this dangerous, beautiful knowledge and will be using it henceforth in any and all future Jost Posts.