Even a head writer for Saturday Night Live knows certain comedy sketches won’t fly on live television on NBC, even late at night.
So Michael Che is starting his own sketch comedy series for HBO Max.
It’s still untitled, but the Untitled Michael Che Project has a six-episode order, with each episode focused on a singular theme or premise, then centering the episode’s sketches from a Black perspective. “I’m really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max” Che said. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about for a while and we have a lot of sketches we want to shoot so please wear your masks so that we can go into production.”
No start date yet.
The project has SNL’s blessing. Michaels and Erin Doyle serve as executive producers alongside Che for his new series, which will be produced by Broadway Video and Universal TV.
“Michael brings a distinct comedic perspective as he illustrates the uncomfortable truths across multiple topics” said Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Animation for HBO Max. “We look forward to sharing his unique vision and necessary point of view with our audiences.”
Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer HBO Max and President TNT, TBS, and TruTV added: “Che is an amazing talent and comic voice and, of course, another opportunity to collaborate with Broadway Video and my friend Lorne is an added benefit.”