Che, a native New Yorker who got his start in stand-up in 2009, began writing for SNL in 2013, and joined the "Daily Show" cast this year.
After a season with the largest SNL cast in history, the show announced several changes over the summer. Featured players John Milhiser, Brooks Wheelan and Noël Wells were let go, and Nasim Pedrad is leaving to co-star in the eagerly anticipated "Mulaney."
Several new writers have been announced, including Natasha Rothwell (who was one of 11 women who auditioned last season for the featured player spot that ultimately went to Sasheer Zamata), Streeter Seidell from College Humor, Nick Rutherford (the only member of sketch group Good Neighbor not hired by SNL last year), UCB LA's Alison Rich and The PIT's Jeremy Beiler.
To date, Che is the only new on-screen addition announced. But according to Carter, Lorne Michaels is considering adding one or two more cast members.
In addition to his work on "The Daily Show," Che was recently as the first stand-up comedian to appear on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."
source: huffingtonpost.com By Carol Hartsell