15 Black Women Who Should Be on Saturday Night Live's Hosting Shortlist

When Kenan Thompson told TVGuide.com this week that Saturday Night Live avoids comedy-rich targets like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé, Sleepy Hollow and Scandal because finding funny black female sketch comics is “just a tough part of the business,” all we could do was wince.

And then, when we decided to look at the numbers, we got really exasperated. In 38 years on the air, SNL has ony had four black female cast members; perhaps just as shocking, in the last 90 episodes alone, only two black women (Gabourey Sidibe and Maya Rudolph) have hosted. (For those of you wondering “What’s the big deal?”, let’s be honest — it’s not like NBC’s long-running late-night comedy show has been slaying it in the last couple years. A whopping 68% of TVLine readers gave last Saturday’s installment a grade of C or lower, so perhaps a little soul-searching wouldn’t hurt?)

RELATED | Kerry Washington to Host Saturday Night Live

Lorne Michaels & Co. took a small step towards addressing the show’s embarrassing track record when it announced today that the fabulous Kerry Washington will emcee the festivities for SNL‘s Nov. 2 episode, but we’re not entirely satisfied. To help keep SNL on its toes, we’ve put together a list of 15 funny black women whom Michaels should put in the hosting mix as Season 39 continues. A few of ‘em are buzzy stars who’d be sure to draw eyeballs; a couple are legendary funny gals whose omission from the show’s illustrious roster of hosts is almost blasphemous.

Read on for our picks, then hit the comments and tell us which women of color you’d hire to follow in the recent comic* footsteps of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Lautner and Eli Manning. (*Sarcasm alert)



Comments (142)

  • Anyone but NeNe Leaks. Literally. ANY. ONE.

    Comment by tp – October 16, 2013 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NeNe Leakes as well. She’s hilarious/awesome. Stay mad!

      Comment by Jason Lawson (@Snowballx) – October 16, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She’s not hilarious to me and quite a few other people. Also, I’m not mad. I guess typing on my phone and missing an “e” in her name is a reason for you to be a jerk. Stay an ass!

        Comment by tp – October 16, 2013 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The only “ass” here is you. lol. Have several seats.

          Comment by Jason Lawson (@Snowballx) – October 16, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • She’s not funny and is a terrible actor. But you have to realize that TVLine has jumped full fledged into race baiting recently. They used to just report on TV but all of a sudden they have gotten this idea that they should influence what is on TV and who compromises the cast of each show. Little do they seem to acknowledge the fact that most of what they deem great and worthy of being on TV is generally crap with middling ratings. I can’t take the guy that writes these articles seriously when all he is trying to do is stir the pot and cause controversy where none exists for page views. He will milk this SNL thing for everything it’s worth. At least I still can have respect for the TVbytheNumbers guys as they have yet to go down this road.

          Comment by ajintexas – October 16, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Also forgot to add, I see 5 or more poeple on their list of people snubbed by SNL that would never agree to host the show in the first place. I count Whoopi in there, but she is also a has been in the comedy world and it’s been that way for quite some time. Some of the others they obviously just put in their because they are black, not because they are comedians. Legitimately there are 3 or 4 people out of those 15 that deserve to host and might accept.

            Comment by ajintexas – October 16, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  
          • I was surprised to see Whoopi on the Justin Bieber episode. Now THAT made me laugh.

            Comment by tp – October 16, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  
          • I don’t think Slezak is causing controversy where there is none; several people have complained about the lack of black women and men on this show (particularly when they were hiring new cast people this year). Thompson’s comments are controversial, and I think a lot of people would disagree with him.

            These sites are for opinions, and they give TV watchers a fun place to discuss these topics; we get to talk about who should have also made this list, who do you not want to see? I don’t think TVline is trying to necessarily “influence what is on TV,” but they ARE giving their opinions about it, and if you don’t want any opinions in your TV news ever… well then you’re probably out of luck, but I hope you can find some outlets.

            Comment by AC – October 16, 2013 09:29 PM PDT  
          • That is a RIDICULOUS list… Are you for real? Who the hell is watching if half of these women were to host? Angela Bassett? is this the 90s? NeNe? Are you for real? Some of these women are funny but it’s about ratings and stars and that one chick from Greys ain’t bringing in the #s.

            come on TVline if you’re going to race bait at least act like you understand SNL.

            Comment by Eurisko – October 16, 2013 10:23 PM PDT  
    • So with you tp. She’s loud and obnoxious, I don’t know why she’s famous, and we need to stop encouraging her to do things.

      Comment by Tom Charles – October 16, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly. I loved the entire list…until NeNe Leaks appeared.

      Comment by Summer – October 16, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why is NeNe on the same list as Angela Bassett and Chandra Wilson? Seriously. Anyway, Retta is hilarious. That’ll work.

      Comment by Teeny Bikini – October 17, 2013 04:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes to Whoopi, Yes to Vanessa ! And I’d be very interested to see Beyoncé give it a try too !

    Comment by Slowride – October 16, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • also, Mo’Nique, Raven Simone, Amber Riley, Gabrielle Union…

    Comment by abbyhope – October 16, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • those are all good

      Comment by me – October 16, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, all of these.

      Comment by Gigi – October 16, 2013 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, these are excellent additions to the list. I’d particularly enjoy Gabrielle Union.

      Comment by Kimba – October 17, 2013 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Queen Latifah.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – October 17, 2013 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ^^^ yes to this!

        Comment by DarkDefender – October 17, 2013 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beyoncé would have to be cool with them playing with her ugly photos.

    Comment by clau.u – October 16, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RASHIDA!

    Comment by Elizabeth – October 16, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She is leaving Parks & Rec so she’s available!

      Comment by Kristi N – October 16, 2013 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Rashida being black is news to me. Although the word “news” kind of inflates the importance of what color people are. I’m hoping that a hundred years from now, everyone will look like Rashida and there won’t be stupid articles about how some shows aren’t black enough or too white.

      Comment by TigerNightmare – October 16, 2013 11:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Her dad is the Quincy Jones. Heard of him?

        Comment by AG – October 17, 2013 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Maya Rudolph probably falls under tiger’s list of “She’s black?” surprises, too. Tiger – Maya’s mother was Minnie Riperton.

        Comment by Bob – November 1, 2013 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RETTA. Yes. Make it happen.

    Comment by CJ – October 16, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Retta! Seriously why has this not happened?!

      Comment by Morganic – October 16, 2013 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I love her … but she’s a minor character on the show she is on and not a big enough name. That’s why it has not happened.

        Comment by Snsetblaze – October 17, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s exactly what I thought when I saw this list. She would SLAY it.

      Comment by Nate – October 16, 2013 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously, why has this not happened yet?

      Comment by Ace – October 16, 2013 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • retta’s really a woman? shocked.

      Comment by jake – October 17, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These are great suggestions. I’m surprised comediennes like Whoopi and Wanda Sykes have not hosted SNL in all this time. I would love to see them, as well as Yvette Nicole Brown and Sherri Shepherd.

    Comment by the girl – October 16, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah. My jaw dropped when I realized Whoopi has never hosted.

      Comment by et al – October 16, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • makes me wonder (and *hope*) that that means they’ve been offered and declined multiple times. not that it necessarily bodes well if they HAVE turned it down for good reason…

        Comment by cjeffery7 – October 16, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Retta and Yvette hosting would be great! I would also appreciate Sherri and Beyonce.

    Comment by Austin – October 16, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • or just end the show & not worry about it

    Comment by Michael Lee Kirk – October 16, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nicey Nash! I think she would be great. I agree with Yvette.

    Comment by Kathy – October 16, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • +1 for niecy nash. There are so many black women on this list that should host or be a part of the show (Yvette, Aisha, Wanda, Vanessa, Sherri) that it’s a crying shame that SNL didn’t scoop these talented women up sooner. If MADTv can find them, SNL can too. The list proves to me that they aren’t trying.

      Comment by lll – October 16, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beyonce would be legendary as NPH would say. Chandra Wilson, Jennifer Hudson and Aisha Tyler would all be great too. Other picks: Amber Riley, Jordin Sparks, Naya Rivera, Mindy Kaling and Shay Mitchell :D

    Comment by allthingsentertainment94 – October 16, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Naya Rivera, Mindy Kaling and Shay Mitchell aren’t black.

      Comment by JON – October 17, 2013 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Naya’s mom is black (and also German, to be accurate). Mindy & Shay aren’t to my knowledge, but since we’re talking about diversity why not expand the rainbow.

        Comment by bd – October 17, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I was thinking the same thing. There is a lack of cast members of any other minority as well. The only one I can think of recently is Nasim Pedrad.

          Comment by Snsetblaze – October 17, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • While Mindy Kaling hasn’t been on the show, she does have a hilarious short story about when she was a guest writer and got Amy Poehlered.

      Comment by Meg – October 17, 2013 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my goodness, Retta would be awesome. Get her on! Also, Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown are good picks.

    Comment by Babybop – October 16, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say hell yes to any and all but NeNe. Please none of that. She’s not even an actress and the rest of the women on the list have so much more talent.

    Comment by Mel – October 16, 2013 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • according to her stints on Glee and The New Normal, she is indeed an actress….whether you like it or not.

      Comment by flutiefan – October 16, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ryan Murphy’s boner for reality housewives does not an actress make. Let’s see her get cast in a role to be taken seriously and not a couple of carbon copy roles gift-wrapped by Murphy where she basically plays a version of herself.

        Comment by TigerNightmare – October 17, 2013 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sorry, being cast on a scripted television series does indeed make her an actress. However, it doesn’t mean she is a good one.

          Comment by Jax – October 17, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone else sad this is the best list of Female African Americans that can be put together? Its nothing against TVLine it just i hate to say it but Kenan was right…

    Comment by ggny – October 16, 2013 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, I think this is a great list. Are you referring to the poor representation of black leading actresses in general? Because yeah, that sucks.

      Comment by Aeol – October 16, 2013 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kenan was talking about a different problem than this list addresses. I don’t know how accurate his observations are, but I do know that Aisha Tyler should have been a cast regular 10 years ago.

      Comment by Mark – October 17, 2013 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i literally agree with every single one of these suggestions. it would be interesting to see how nene plays outside of her acerbic wheelhouse.

    Comment by collins – October 16, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • um… why isn’t octavia spencer on that list?!?!?

    Comment by guest – October 16, 2013 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you!

      Comment by J. – October 16, 2013 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was just about to say the same thing!

      Comment by Kathy – October 16, 2013 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or Viola Davis.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – October 17, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Drake would be a great black female host.

    Comment by john – October 16, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Retta is everything. I love her so much. Gina Torres would be great too. Her straight faced sarcasm in Firefly always makes me happy.

    Comment by Sarah Granville – October 16, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvette Nicole Brown -PUH-lease!!!!! She is just all kinds of awesome

    Comment by Karen – October 16, 2013 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wanda Sykes FTW!

    Comment by will – October 16, 2013 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She would be a perfect fit. I’m surprised she’s never hosted.

      Comment by Timmah – October 16, 2013 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember watching something from Melanie Comarcho a while back and I thought she was hilarious. I don’t know if her humor is for everyone but she could probably be on this list

    Comment by j – October 16, 2013 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does SNL have to address this issue?

    Comment by wjrxyz – October 16, 2013 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because Good Burger Thompson opened his big, fat, no-talent mouth.

      Comment by et al – October 16, 2013 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because they made it an issue by neglecting to invite any black women to host the show, and think it was okay for Kenan to just “Madea” every black woman representation for the show. Not that this list is great considering it appears to have just been thrown together as one commenter mentioned. What about Octavia Spencer, Queen Latifah, Regina King, a number of female musicians…

      Comment by J. – October 16, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • maybe because it’d be nice to see some diversity in mass media that reflects the world we live in today? social responsibility, anyone?

      Comment by cjeffery7 – October 16, 2013 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because SNL is racist and needs to fix itself.

      Comment by Kristi N – October 16, 2013 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Really, Kristi? SNL is racist because it hired the funniest people who auditioned, and they happened to not be black men? While more diversity would be nice, SNL isn’t racist because their funniest auditioners have been white. Someone shouldn’t be offered such a high profile comedic job just to fit a racial quota. Why aren’t there any eastern Asian cast members? Physically handicapped? Red haired? If someone is a dud in comedic chops, no one wins, not the show or the audience.

        Comment by Josh – October 16, 2013 11:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It doesn’t, plain and simple. If people don’t like the cast, they can just not watch. But that would be far too mature of an approach for many, unfortunately.

      Comment by Alex – October 16, 2013 11:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes to all of these! I’d especially love to see Retta, Rashida Jones, and Yvette Nicole Brown. And ooh, Gina Torres! That’s a really great suggestion.

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch (@mkroggasch) – October 16, 2013 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh please. You people are too much. So you sat down and checked off every African American woman you could think of currently on TV show to you’re on the diversity bandwagon. By the way you’ve missed Queen Latifah. Here’s a question for TV Line and all of the online TV critics: How many African American women are among the TV critics? How many African American men? We won’t even get into Hispanic or Asian representation. Ya’ll be cool…..

    Comment by LyndaR – October 16, 2013 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How many African American women write for this site? I know of one who does the reality wrap up thing with Slezak but that’s about it. Have never seen a black guy write anything on this site. They are just trying to be trendy liberals voicing their concern for others while not being too diverse themselves. Unless you count a bunch of white guys and girls diverse because a few are gay.

      Comment by ajintexas – October 16, 2013 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think all of these (except the 2 i’ve never heard of) would be great. i think a lot of people would be great, regardless of gender or skin color. i just want good performers!

    several of these suggestions have ties to NBC, which would also be great cross-promotion for the network.

    i also think it’s fun when people you don’t think of as performers take a shot at something like this (per your example, someone like Eli Manning — whom i admittedly can’t stand, but hey he tried).

    Comment by flutiefan – October 16, 2013 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No one is watching (or not watching) SNL because it doesn’t have a black woman on it.

    Comment by Walter – October 16, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do not lump Miley with Taylor Lautner and Eli Manning. If you want someone who isn’t funny, go with Bruce Willis

    Comment by jour4790 – October 16, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am Jennifer Hudson’ed out. But I agree with everyone else.

    Comment by Rae – October 16, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t regularly watch SNL. Mostly when there’s a musical guest I want to see. SNL does lack diversity. They don’t just need black people but people of color in general. More black hosts really doesn’t seem like it would help out much. They just need more funny people.

    Comment by tp – October 16, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Angela Basset has never hosted SNL? REALLY? That really surprises me.

    Comment by Josh – October 16, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why can’t you people get over race and sex? This obsession with worrying about somebody’s skin color is so tiresome. Just hire the best people for the job. The. End.

    Angela Bassett should SNL? Why? She hasn’t been a relevant name in entertainment in 15 years but she should SNL only based on her skin color? What racist non-sense.

    Comment by Jason Castleman (@lethargicj) – October 16, 2013 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because black women have been large part of pop culture for decades. It’s strange to not have one on the show. We have current musical artists like Beyonce and Rihanna. Black women are the female leads on two currently popular shows (Scandal and Sleepy Hollow). The current First Lady is black. And so on.

      Comment by trimaran12 – October 16, 2013 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When you add such a large number of new cast members, 6 this season, and all of them are white, people start wonder.

      Comment by Mike R. – October 16, 2013 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And five of them are men. (I realize that they have added several good women over the past few years so there are not as many spots.)

        Comment by Snsetblaze – October 17, 2013 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It sure is nonsense. Insisting that some “quota” be filled benefits no one and is actually unfair. Don’t like a cast? Don’t watch. That’s the mature approach, not this whining and crying crap.

      Comment by Alex – October 16, 2013 11:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Retta and Yvette — PLEASE!!! Screw SNL, I want a show with Retta and Yvette discussing television. You can tell both (especially Yvette) has an appreciation for all things TV. And as someone who loves TV and loves Retta and Yvette, I totally want a ‘Soup’-esque show with this two and TV. But instead of mocking TV, discussing it. But them on SNL will do in the mean time. But TV execs, GET ON MY RETTA & YVETTE REQUEST ASAP!!!

    Comment by Ron – October 16, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Someone make this happen!!!! They would make such a great pair.

      Comment by erin – October 16, 2013 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would watch that show!

      Comment by Babybop – October 16, 2013 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes yes yes!!!

      Comment by Emily – October 17, 2013 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chandra Willson would be great! She sings and has a background in stage theatre. Might be the beginning of a second act for her once Grey’s is over.

    Comment by Tony – October 16, 2013 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m surprised at you Michael for snarking in Eli Manning. Not cool to kick someone when they are down :(

    Comment by Lucky – October 16, 2013 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That being said, I’d love to see Yvette Nicole Brown host.

      Comment by Lucky – October 16, 2013 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rashida should definitely host!

    Comment by Morgan – October 16, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m shocked Whoopi has never hosted. I’d add Queen Latifah and Sanaa Lathan to that list. I also love Taraji P Henson as well.

    Comment by Just sayin – October 16, 2013 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeesh. The commenters on this site have gone bonkers.

    I think its a good list. Of course the list doesn’t include every single working African American woman. Its a short list of funny working African American women who could probably carry SNL for a week.

    Comment by Leah – October 16, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Audra McDonald and all of the fantastic, talented women listed in all of the above and below posts.

    Comment by Brad – October 16, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sherri sheppard should be banned from both daytime and primetime tv.

    Comment by Karl – October 16, 2013 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This list is a great example of diversity, considering the only minority in existence is black people. Not the fabled “La-tin-o” or legendary “A-sian” or even the mythical “In-di-an.” Nope, the only way to address diversity issues is to hire black people. Great list, TV Line.

    Comment by Johan Smithe – October 16, 2013 05:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I find that annoying, too. I was going to say they should have Eva Longoria host, but she already has.

      Comment by Dan – October 16, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How has Whoopi Goldberg not hosted yet?

    Comment by Gilda – October 16, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Probably because the guests hosts are required to appear live at 11:30 pm Saturday.

      Comment by april-ann – October 16, 2013 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • JENNIFER HUDSON, SEREMA WILLIAMS

    Comment by tamoruso@cw.edu – October 16, 2013 06:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know she isn’t African American but Mindy Kaling really needs a chance to host! And speaking of women of color, Lucy Liu!

    Comment by Lauren – October 16, 2013 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m shocked Whoopi Goldberg has never hosted. How can that be? And Sherri Shepard would be fabulously funny! Vanessa Williams would be great too!

    Comment by Lori – October 16, 2013 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • adding to your list and recapping these comments a bit:
    Serena Williams
    Audrea McDonald
    MIndy Kaling
    Lucy Lui
    Queen Latifah
    Gina Torres
    Melanie Comarcho
    Octavia Spencer
    Regina King
    Amber Riley
    Jordin Sparks
    Naya Rivera
    Shay Mitchell
    Neicy Nash
    Mo’Nique
    Raven Simone
    Gabrielle Union
    it pains me to say it but a Kardashian? though maybe they learned they’re lesson with Paris Hilton… anywho… that’s all for now.

    Comment by cjeffery7 – October 16, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aisha Tyler!!!!! FTFW!

    Comment by Booger – October 16, 2013 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvette, Wanda, Retta, and Aisha would all be AMAZING choices! Mindy definitely needs to host as well (which would hopefully add more viewers to The Mindy Project, my favorite comedy on the air!). Chandra is hilarious with the funny material written for Bailey but I doubt the SNL writers could write sketches for her very well besides an obvious Grey’s parody. NeNe Leakes was funny on The New Normal but I don’t think she’s a very good actress. Also, not women but still racially diverse: Donald Glover and/or Danny Pudi!!!

    Comment by erin – October 16, 2013 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or Aziz Ansari.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – October 17, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m actually surprised that Aisha Tyler hasn’t hosted at all. More surprised that Queen Latifah isn’t on the list but NeNe Leakes is.

    Comment by Andre – October 16, 2013 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Queen Latifah has hosted before.

      Comment by DW – October 16, 2013 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Queen Latifah isn’t on the list because she already hosted twice.

      Comment by MojoJojo – October 16, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Debra Wilson. She was hilarious on MadTV and would be a great full-time cast member for SNL. Why not?! Taran Killam was on MadTV years ago and is now on SNL. He wasn’t quite as featured as Debra, but still. She would help the show a lot.

    Comment by Josh Emerson – October 16, 2013 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maya Rudolph is black? Rashida Jones is black?

    Comment by april-ann – October 16, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes they are. Rashida Jones is the daughter of legendary producer Quincy Jones. Maya Rudolph is the daughter of Minnie Riperton, a singer famous for her song “Lovin’ You” (1975).

      Comment by Bri – October 16, 2013 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh yeah, I know all that. And to that I say: Maya Rudolph is black? Rashida Jones is black?

        Comment by april-ann – October 16, 2013 10:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And you’re trying to be… funny? Clever?

          Comment by murley – October 17, 2013 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes, they are.

          Comment by Bri – October 17, 2013 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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