Black Comedians on SNL: Eddie Murphy to Sasheer Zamata

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

Jay Pharoah

Credited with starting the tidal wave of public criticism that lead to the hire of three Black female comedians on Saturday Night Live, Pharoah told reporters that producers "needed to live up to their promise" to add diversity to the cast. The comedian, who has portrayed everyone from Barack Obama to Katt Williams on the show, will soon star opposite Kevin Hart inRide Along.

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