Lorne Michaels

Forget that All-Star business, the air was pretty rare in Studio 8H last night as Lorne Michael‘s cultural juggernaut, Saturday Night Live, aired “SNL 40,” a black-tie celebration of its last 40 years on TV. SNL is an American rite of passage on Saturday nights and has spawned a slew of famous comedians, comedic writers, […]

Kerry Washington and Rev. Al Sharpton faced criticism in some corners for appearing on a “Saturday Night Live” skit mocking the show’s lack of black women in the cast. At the end of the skit, Sharpton faced the screen and said, “What have we learned from this skit? As usual, nothing.” Roland Martin asked the longtime activist and MSNBC host […]

Kenan Thompson stirred up quite the controversy when he blamed Saturday Night Live’s lack of diversity on Black comediennes not being “ready” during auditions. And, now, a group of talented sisters have responded to the insult. RELATED: Kenan Thompson: Black Comediennes Not ‘Ready’ For SNL SNL’ Mocks Itself For Lack Of Black, Female Actresses [VIDEO] As previously reported by […]

This past weekend Saturday Night Live poked fun at the controversy around the paucity of Black women cast members over the years, with an opening bit featuring actress Kerry Washington. In it, she was called upon to play Michelle Obama, Oprah, and Beyoncé, in rapid succession, because she was the only Black female performer available. […]