Michael Che isn’t known as a true actor. He’s a stand-up comedian that is a current writer-cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and is an anchor on the show’s “Weekend Update” segments. But when you look at this IMDB and his work on ‘SNL,’ you’re not going to find many roles where he plays another character. Michael Che is Michael Che, as simple as that. So, it makes complete sense that his HBO Max show is titled, “That Damn Michael Che.”
As seen in the trailer for “That Damn Michael Che,” the series is anchored by Che sitting in a room offering up his own unique brand of comedy while introducing vignettes and sketches that help to illustrate the point he’s trying to make. And much like what you see during “Weekend Update,” Che is (gloriously) opinionated when it comes to just about everything, and this show is no different, as it tackles everything from falling in love to unemployment to racial profiling.
Joining Che in the series are ‘SNL’ vets such as Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne, and Colin Jost. Also in the cast are Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter, and Method Man.
“That Damn Michael Che” debuts on HBO Max on May 6. You can watch the new trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
The six-episode Max Original comedy series THAT DAMN MICHAEL CHE, starring Michael Che (“Saturday Night Live,” “Michael Che Matters”), debuts THURSDAY, MAY 6 on HBO Max. This groundbreaking new original comedy series 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 Michael’s perspective.