Michael Che’s SNL Salary: How Much Does He Make? His Total Net Worth

Michael Che

Since 2014, Michel Che has co-anchored Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with Colin Jost. Along with his co-anchor, he is a veteran of the comedy showcase and serves as its head writer.

Che has become one of Saturday Night Live’s most recognizable faces, with his signature deadpan punch lines and ironic distance an essential part of Weekend Update. The comedian has also dabbled in other projects, such as That Damn Michael Che, a sketch comedy on HBO Max.

Quick Facts

Full NameMichel Che
Date of BirthMay 19, 1983
Age40 years
Height/How tall?
6 feet and 1.5 inches
ProfessionStand-up comedian, writer, and actor
Father NameNathaniel Campell
Mother NameRose Campell
Gender IdentityMale
Is Married?No
Is Gay?
Net Worth$4 million

Michael Che’s Salary and Net Worth

Che first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2013 as a writer before taking over as host of Weekend Update the following year. In 2017, he was promoted to head writer for the show and is now one of the most important cast members.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Che has been a cast member on SNL for almost a decade, and a veteran like him earns $15,000 per episode. He earns about $315,000 per season because there are 21 episodes in a season.

Michael Che
Michael Che

Cast members’ salaries rise in direct proportion to their length of service with SNL. According to the site, first-year cast members earn $7,000 per episode, while second-year cast members earn $8,000 per episode. Those in their fifth and subsequent seasons earn $15,000 per episode.

Aside from his work on SNL, Che has appeared in several films and has his own show, That Damn Michael Che, which will premiere on May 6, 2021. Michael Che’s net worth is thought to be around $4 million as of January 2024.

‘That Damn Michael Che,’ they say

Che recently released That Damn Michael Che, an HBO Max original comedy series. It looks at topics like policing, Satan, and prison through the eyes of a comedian. It stars other well-known actors and SNL cast members such as Method Man, Cecily Strong, Omari Hardwick, Colin Jost, and others. The show consists of six episodes, each of which depicts a different aspect of navigating life.

Che has also appeared in a number of other films, including Lyle (2014), Detroiters (2017), The Other Two (2019), and Sesame Street (2019), to name a few.

Reactions to the Gen Z Hospital Sketch

Che has been on SNL for a long time, and he has been responsible for a lot of laughter and skits in the show. However, not all of them go smoothly, and he recently had an unpleasant experience. On Saturday Night Live, one of Che’s sketches, Gen Z Hospital, drew a lot of flak. It was meant to make fun of phrases and lingo commonly used by young people, such as “bruh” and “stan,” among many others.

Unfortunately, the sketch bombed, and many people criticized it for making fun of AAVE (African-American Vernacular English). Che responded to the backlash on Instagram, clarifying that he had no idea what AAVE was and meant no offense to the AAVE community.