The Blackness of ‘Saturday Night Live’: A History [PHOTOS]

The Blackness of ‘Saturday Night Live’: A History [PHOTOS] rounds up the chosen few Black ‘Not Ready for Prime Time Players’ of Saturday Night Live history

by Team Ebony,


As comedienne Sasheer Zamata makes her debut on Saturday Night Live tomorrow, the actress joins a coveted list of African-American actors and comedians—some who’ve gone on to great success and others who disappeared in obscurity. In the wake of the controversy surrounding the show’s lack of diversity, here’s a look back on the past Black comics who’ve blessed Studio 8H with their innate talents.—Andrew Asare


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