The “Saturday Night Reside” star and co-head writer has a new comedy collection coming to the streamer.
HBO Max has introduced the initial official trailer for “That Damn Michael Che,” a new six-episode initial comedy series starring — you guessed it — Michael Che. The “Saturday Night Live” star, co-head writer, and stand-up comedian will use the series to deal with controversial topics — which he’s been regarded to do in the earlier. From this early search at the series, the pointedly-titled “That Damn Michael Che” seems to characteristic scripted sketches and segments along with Che’s commentary as a variety of sit-down comedic talking head.
Here’s the official description: “This groundbreaking new unique comedy sequence takes advantage of sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to knowledge numerous every-working day predicaments which includes racial profiling, unemployment, falling in appreciate and a lot more, from Michael’s standpoint.”
The series will element visitor places from “Saturday Night Live” forged members Cecily Robust, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost. Other noteworthy guest stars incorporate Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Process Man. The trailer also functions a funny appearance from “The Wire” star Larry Gilliard Jr.
Che is no stranger to controversy, and he appears to be leaning into that no keep barred picture with this sequence. He arrived below fireplace in 2019 for a transphobic joke referencing Caitlyn Jenner on “Weekend Update,” and has been an outspoken supporter of Louis CK, who was accused by 5 girls of sexual misconduct in 2017.
In his assessment of Che’s 2016 stand-up special “Michael Che Matters,” IndieWire’s Ben Travers wrote: “Unafraid to convert off, confuse, or obstacle his audience, Che handles just about just about every touchy social issue out there and wastes no time among subjects. Starting up with the inherent racism of white individuals using the n-word and transitioning swiftly to Black Life Matter, homophobia, abortion, religion, sexism, and gentrification, Che’s 60-moment established performs like his really have State of the Union: all-encompassing, recent, and with a apparent mission statement.”
“That Damn Michael Che” is produced by Universal Tv, a division of Universal Studio Group, Broadway Movie and Irony Position with Michael Che, Lorne Michaels, Erin Doyle and Oz Rodriguez serving as executive producers.
HBO Max will debut “That Damn Michael Che” on Could 6. Verify out the first teaser trailer down below: