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

Garrett Morris

SNL’s first African-American cast member was Garrett Morris from 1975 to 1980. He portrayed everyone from Idi Amin to Tina Turner to Sammy Davis Jr. The veteran actor remained active in TV with starring roles on Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show and the hit sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

(Photo: Courtesy of NBC)

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