In a surprise turn of events, former SNL writer and current fresh Daily Show correspondent Michael Che is now returning to the late night variety program as a Weekend Update host. Che will join Colin Jost in telling the week's news stories with some sort of punchline. The comedian confirmed it on his Twitter account earlier Thursday night:
According to a New York Times report, the show's producer Lorne Michaels has been trying out several combinations of hosts over the past few weeks. Lorne notes that it is difficult to make changes but he ultimately comes to the conclusion that “Michael is a strong writer, and he’s really funny."
There are a lot more changes coming this season with two more featured players to take the stage although those names have not been finalized yet. Then there is the three hour 40th anniversary special in February. As a bonus, Michaels hs come to the decision that instead of reairing recent season's episodes of SNL at 10 PM before new ones, the network will show episodes from the previous 39 seasons.
This will make the first two man pairing on Weekend Update.