Longtime SNL cast member Kenan Thompson recently said that more black female comedians aren’t cast on SNL because, “in auditions…they just never find ones that are ready.”
Kenan, I’ve got great news for you. There are ones that are ready!
Lots of ones. As a comedy writer/director in the sketch and improv community that SNL draws many of their cast members from, I’ve worked with these ones. And there are ones and ones of them. Here’s just some.