SNL head writers and Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost will be the next guests on SiriusXM’s critically acclaimed Unmasked series in New York City. Che and Jost will tape the hour at SiriusXM’s headquarters in New York City with host Ron Bennington in front of a live audience. The episode will tape on Monday, March 12th at 3pm at the Sirius XM Studios in their famed Fishbowl. Tickets are free but very limited. Scroll down to find out how to request free tickets.
Michael Che and Colin Jost have been anchoring Weekend Update as a team since 2014 with Jost initially co-anchoring with Cecily Strong, and then solo for a brief period before Che was brought on to replace Strong to start SNL’s 40th anniversary season. The team garnered mixed reactions initially but have since gelled and their sharp political comedy is considered by many to be the highlight of SNL this year. Then in 2017 Che and Jost were both promoted to co-head writers for the weekly series, with Che making history twice as the show’s first ever black Weekend Update anchor and the show’s first black head writer. Che has been on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch list and Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People and Jost was just named Sexiest Joke Writer by GQ.
The Unmasked series documents the careers of the very best comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. With over 150 episodes so far, Unmasked is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan, Paul Feig, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., David Brenner, Brian Regan, Patrice O’Neal and over 100 more comedy greats.
If you would like to be in the room for this episode of Unmasked featuring Nikki Glaser, here’s how to request tickets. Please be sure you can make it if you request tickets, as there are only a few seats available:
Ticket winners will be contacted by DirectMessage from the producers of Unmasked on Twitter to let you know how to get your tickets. So remember to check your DirectMessages to see if you’ve got a ticket!
In addition to hosting “Unmasked,” Ron Bennington hosts a daily comedy talk show, “Bennington” with his co-host Gail Bennington on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel from noon to 3pm et.