Michael Che has been taking his comedy outdoors for the past few weeks in front of a socially-distanced audience in Long Island City. According to Queens Post, the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update comedian is hosting shows on a weekly basis outside Plaxall Gallery and drawing quite a crowd.
The show, which has limited space, has a different lineup every week and in the past has included Meïa Santiago, Chipha Sounds, Matt Richards and "Big" Jay Oakerson, according to the Queens Post and Culture Lab LIC's Instagram. Culture Lab LIC, which runs the gallery's warehouse space at 5-25 46th Avenue, works with Che, and restaurant The Creek and The Cave to put on the show each week around 5:30-6pm. Che usually goes on around 7:45pm and will pull special guests into the back of a truck bed to talk about current events, the Queens Post says. There's no set day each week, but the shows are announced on Culture Lab's social media when they are set.