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

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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