‘That Damn Michael Che’ Trailer Takes on The Elephant In The Room (Video)

That Damn Michael Che (Credit: HBO Max)

HBO Max just dropped the trailer for new sketch series That Damn Michael Che, and star Michael Che admits the show may rub “the liberal media” the wrong way.

The six-part series uses comedy bits to take on touchy topics like racial profiling, unemployment, and relationships — from Che’s perspective.

“Did you guys do any looting in the protests?” the comedian asks in the trailer. “They blame Black people for a lot of those places that we don’t shop. I saw a boarded up Williams Sonoma. I was like, ‘that’s not us.'”

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The Saturday Night Live regular then says “let’s just address the elephant in the room” — policing, Satan, prison stuff, and white privilege. Although he says the content “may be uncomfortable to watch.”

Che then warns some of the material is so controversial that he may “get canceled by the liberal media,” before a joke — that’s sure to be controversial — about the Catholic church.

Fellow SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost all make appearances, along with guest stars Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man.

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The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Broadway Video and Irony Point with Michael Che, Lorne Michaels, Erin Doyle and Oz Rodriguez serving as executive producers.

That Damn Michael Che is set to premiere Thursday, May 6 on streaming service HBO Max.

Watch the trailer below.