I wrote about Michael Che’s new Netflix hour, Michael Che Matters, for my friends at Decider.
Here’s an excerpt:
Michael Che has run afoul of the social media mobs before, as less reputable outlets have taken his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts and thrown them back in his face.
But Che hasn’t backed down. Even if he has deactivated or changed the privacy settings on some of his accounts, Che continues to speak his mind and defend it at every turn, whether online, on TV as a Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live, or in his first stand-up special, Michael Che Matters, out now on Netflix.
Directed by Oz Rodriguez, executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video, the hour keeps everything within the SNL family. A recording over the opening credits implores Che to make his special special, while his regular opener (and longtime DJ/VJ) Cipha Sounds introduces him to the packed audience in a Greenpoint, Brooklyn warehouse, complete with a live band performing and walls lined with posters promoting the comedian – it imparts the impression that you really are spending “One Night Only” with Che in an exclusive occasion.
The warehouse acoustics also give Che’s voice more prominence and authority over the room, ensuring you’ll keep paying attention.
And be sure to watch Michael Che Matters, exclusively on Netflix.
Here’s the trailer!
Roll the outtakes!