Black Comedians on SNL: Eddie Murphy to Sasheer Zamata

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  • Garrett Morris
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Yvonne Hudson
  • Damon Wayans
  • Danitra Vance
  • Chris Rock
  • Ellen Cleghorne
  • Tim Meadows
  • Tracy Morgan
  • Finesse Mitchell
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Kenan Thompson
  • Jay Pharoah
  • Sasheer Zamata

Yvonne Hudson 

Hudson was the first Black female cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live. She joined the cast as a featured player in the 1980, just one week after Eddie Murphy joined. The New York native retired from show business after she left the series in 1984.

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