Black Comedians on Saturday Night Live

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  • 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
  • Frank Ocean, Saturday Night Live
  • Garrett Morris, Saturday Night Live
  • Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live

Chris Rock

Rock appeared on the late night series from 1990 to 1993, but his racially charged standup concert Bring the Pain transformed his career. Three more taped comedy concerts followed, a cable TV talk show, a stint on Broadway and film roles in the Madagascar trilogy and 2 Days in New York. The Academy Awards host also wrote, directed and starred in I Think I Love My Wife and the documentary Good Hair.

(Photo: Courtesy of NBC)

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