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Black Female Comedians

Is SNL Ready for a Black Woman?

Kerry Coddett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kerry Coddett

If SNL isn't finding great black female talent, maybe it's because the characters we want to play don't fall in line with the caricatures they're used to seeing. Maybe it's SNL that isn't ready -- to be progressive, break tradition and have a writing team that isn't 95 percent white for once.

Black Female Comedian Nyima Funk Is Not Ready for SNL!

Erica Watson | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices
Erica Watson

When asked about why he feels SNL does not have any black women in the cast, Thompson responded "In auditions, they just never find ones that are ready."

My Brief Thoughts About Kenan and Saturday Night Live

Leighann Lord | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Leighann Lord

What? No Binders Full of Black Women? As a black female comedian, I've been asked to comment on Kenan Thompson's recent statement about why there are...

"Black Girls Aren't Funny!" (I'm Fat + Funny + Female, so Where's My Sitcom?)

Erica Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erica Watson

It's a little known fact that from birth, most black girls in inner cities are groomed for the possibility of being the "window character" to the white heroine in a romantic comedy.