SNL has been bringing in a lot of exciting comedians, like Kevin McDonald and Chelsea Peretti, to guest write for the show this season, and Splitsider has learned that stand-up Michael Che, who guest wrote two episodes last month, will be returning to write the final three shows of the season, which will be airing in May. Che previously guest wrote on the Kevin Hart and Justin Timberlake episodes and scripted the “She’s Got a Dick” romantic comedy sketch from the Timberlake episode. The fact that they’re bringing him back for three more episodes makes it seem like SNL’s producers are interested in hiring him full-time for the fall season.
With Seth Meyers allegedly the frontrunner to replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night, Michael Che would make an excellent replacement for Meyers at the Weekend Update desk and the timing on this is just right. We’ll see what happens.