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Kerry Washington Will Be The 9th Black Woman To Host "SNL." Ever.

Gladiatooooooors! Mount up!

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Great news, Gladiators! Kerry Washington is slated to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 2!

And it's well deserved. Kerry's been kicking butt, and this season of Scandal debuted with its biggest audience yet.


Kerry will be ninth black woman to host SNL out of its 39 seasons. That's 751 shows, total.


1. Cicely Tyson, 1979

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This opening monologue was really great, and apropos: Garret Morris appeared dressed as Cicely Tyson, and when questioned about it, explained that when he heard Tyson was going to be on the show, he assumed it was a role for him due to the "Token Minority Window-Dressing Act of 1978."