25 Comedians of Color Everyone Should Know

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Michael Che

Che is legendary for his work ethic; the opening anecdote of his 2012 New York Times profile has the stand-up performing five shows in a single night. That dedication explains why a man who’d never so much as taken a comedy class before diving into the scene managed to land a staff writing job at SNL after just three years. Before SNL, the New York City native created “The Realest Candidate,” a web series following the adventures of “a hip hop mogul/vodka entrepreneur/Republican strategist trying to put the bling back in the conservative party’s platform.”