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Michael Che denies he is leaving Saturday Night Live after rumors of his departure

Michael Che denies leaving Saturday Night Live over rumors of his departure… after nearly a decade on the show

Michael Che denied speculation is leaving Saturday Night Live after speculating he would pursue other opportunities.

The 38-year-old comedian and actor denied on his Instagram on Sunday evening the rumors that he was leaving.

“I’m not leaving SNL,” he said, adding that he was only joking about it on a recent comedy show.

The latest: Michael Che denied speculation and is leaving Saturday Night Live after speculation he could pursue other opportunities.  The 38-year-old comedian and actor denied on his Instagram on Sunday evening the rumors that he was leaving

The latest: Michael Che denied speculation and is leaving Saturday Night Live after speculation he could pursue other opportunities. The 38-year-old comedian and actor denied on his Instagram on Sunday evening the rumors that he was leaving

Michael joined SNL in 2013 as a guest writer before becoming a staff writer.

He became a co-anchor of the Weekend Update in 2014, after Cecily Strong left.

The star joined Colin Jost as a co-anchor in September 2014 during Season 40 of SNL.

He made history as the first African-American co-anchor for Weekend Update, which was originally founded in 1975 by Chevy Chase and Herb Sargent.

Statement: 'I'm not leaving SNL,' he said, adding that he was only joking about it on a recent comedy show

Statement: ‘I’m not leaving SNL,’ he said, adding that he was only joking about it on a recent comedy show

Star Power: He became a co-anchor of the Weekend Update in 2014, after Cecily Strong left.  The star joined Colin Jost as a co-anchor in September 2014 during Season 40 of SNL

Star Power: He became a co-anchor of the Weekend Update in 2014, after Cecily Strong left. The star joined Colin Jost as a co-anchor in September 2014 during Season 40 of SNL

The star became a main cast member during Season 42 and a co-head writer for the show in December 2017.

Michael also pointed out that his exaggerated jokes and punchlines on his comedy shows weren’t true either.

“Those were just jokes,” he said on his Instagram.

Last year, Michael had a comedy special called Michael Che: Shame the Devil on Netflix.

Career: Last year Michael had a comedy special called Michael Che: Shame the Devil on Netflix

Career: Last year Michael had a comedy special called Michael Che: Shame the Devil on Netflix

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