In 2013 when Rollingstone released its top 50 funniest people in the world, Michael Che earned a spot for himself. In that same year which also happened to be only a few years after he started his career, Che was named among the 10 Comics to Watch by Variety. Many years later, he still remains very prominent in the comedy industry.
Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, Che has made a name for himself as a co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Weekend Update. More than just a co-anchor, he is also a co-head writer.
Michael Che Biography and Age
Even though it is as Michael Che that the stand-up comedian has come to be known, he was born and named Michael Che Campbell in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City on May 19, 1983. It was also on the Lower East Side that he was brought up.
He grew up in the very large family of Rose and Nathaniel Campbell as the youngest of their seven children. His immediate elder sibling was already 7 years old when he was born, which meant that Che had many siblings to protect him.
Unfortunately, his parents separated when he was still little. As a result of this, their mother had to take three jobs to feed the kids and ensure they did not lose the roof over their heads.
When he was 14, he declared that he was already an adult and so he was kicked out by his mother. He would later stay with his father before going back to his mother after his father got married. However, things did not work out for them and so he returned to his father again.
Michael Che went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He was very good with drawing since he was a child but did not take it too seriously when he went to art school.
The irony was that it was after he was through with school that he decided to pursue arts more seriously. He continued with painting and other artistic work. He got a job with a Toyota dealership company which was what propelled him to be more serious.
Michael got opportunities to start his business and later work with Tommy Hilfiger but somehow, self-doubt made him fail to take the second opportunity. With nothing more to do, Michael Che decided to try comedy and so later in 2009, he started stand-up comedy.
He began his career in 2009 and by 2013, he had become a writer on Saturday Night Live and then in 2014, he was a correspondent on The Daily Show. He did not last long there, but his good works were obvious to see. Later, Che became an anchor for SNL’s Weekend Update together with Colin Jost.
He has got many awards in his career including two Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/variety and nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Is He Married And Who Is His Wife?
Considering that he is a good looking man who has achieved a lot of success thus far, one would expect that he is settled in his personal life with probably a wife. However, Michael Che is still not married. In fact, he revealed in September 2018 that he was still single at the time.
When it comes to his relationship side of life, Che has always tried as much as possible to keep things away from the public and he has succeeded in doing so. Hence, there is no available information in the public domain as regards the women he has dated in the past.
As already stated, the parents of Michael Che are Nathaniel Campbell and Rose Campbell. His father was a history buff who decided to name his son after Argentine Marxist revolutionary leader Che Guevara.
Following the end of the marriage of his parents, his father got married to someone else and then he relocated to Flatbush.
At first, the comedian lived with his mother before he later moved to live with his father and stepmother.
Looking at the streets from where he was raised, Michael Che believed that the worst case scenario that was feared was for him to be dead by 25 or better still be sleeping on some bench somewhere in Manhattan.
However, the comedian has done well for himself now, having a net worth that is estimated at $4 million. He made his fortune from his career as a comedian, writer, and general entertainer who has also appeared in some commercials.
Michael Che is a man who has a very good height which complements his good build. He stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.86m) tall.