Born “Michael Che Campbell” on May 19, 1983 in Manhattan, New York. Raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Che was named after the historical figure ‘Che Guevara’ by his history buff father. Che graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, only to later start his standup career in 2009. Within three years of his start Che would appear on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and in the following year was named one of Variety's “10 comics to Watch”, while simultaneously being named within Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Funniest People”. By 2013 Che became a regular writer on “Saturday Night Live” and in 2014 he became a correspondent on “The Daily Show”. Since then Che released a Netflix Special, “Michael Che Matters” in 2016, was named Co-Head writer of “Saturday Night Live” at the close of 2017.
This episode Kaizen Komedy breaks down the material of Michael Che. A very talented comic who has quickly progressed to comedy stardom. Che approaches political and social problems in a very lighthearted, yet poignant way. He has a way of tackling topics in a manner that uses playfulness and absurdity to get the crowd roaring, while making his stance on topics very clear. If you have somehow yet to check out Michael Che, you'll want to make a point to check out his Netflix Special, “Michael Che Matters”.
Bits analyzed: All building Matters (Michael Che Matters 2017); Michael Che Just For Laughs 2013; Heaven & Hell.
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