Black Comedians on Saturday Night Live

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  • Frank Ocean, Saturday Night Live
  • Garrett Morris, Saturday Night Live
  • Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live
  • Danitra Vance, Saturday Night Live
  • Damon Wayans, Saturday Night Live
  • Chris Rock, Saturday Night Live
  • Ellen Cleghorne, Saturday Night Live
  • Chris Meadows, Saturday Night Live
  • Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
  • Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
  • Dean Edwards, Saturday Night Live
  • Finesse Mitchell, Saturday Night Live
  • Kenan Thompson
  • Jay Pharoah, Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy

The show’s superstar alum starred from 1980 to 1984, introducing classic impressions of Buckwheat, James Brown and Gumby. The Oscar nominee's TV stardom translated into blockbuster film success with Beverly Hills Cop, Shrek, Nutty Professor and Dreamgirls

(Photo: Courtesy of NBC)

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