Friday, April 10, 2015

Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live (April 11th)

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Actress Taraji P. Henson will host the April 11th episode of Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest Momford & Sons!  2015 has been a great year for the actress after landing the major role as Queen Cookie on the FOX hit show Empire

The 2014-2015, 40th season was also a great year for black comedians on the show.  For the first time in SNL's 40 year history the show has 5 African American cast members as regulars in the main cast!  Veteran actor and performer Kenan Thompson (also known for his role on the Nickelodeon 90s kid show Kenan & Kel and the movie Fat Albert) has been on the show for over 10 + years, impressionist Jay Pharaoh who performs President Barack Obama on SNL, and newcomers improvisational actress Sasheer Zamata, perviously known for her work as a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater ran by former SNL cast member Amy Poehler (of Parks & Rec. fame), long time stand up comedienne Leslie Jones, who has performed stand up on BET's Comicview, Def Comedy Jame, Premium Blend and has opened up for veteran stand ups such as Jamie Foxx and Katt Williams, and comedy and joke writer Michael Che best known for working with David Letterman and his work on the Daily Show with Jon Stewert.

SNL airs 11:30 EST on Saturday Nights on NBC!

Kenan Thompson

Jay Pharaoh

Sasheer Zamata

Leslie Jones

Michael Che'

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1 comment:

  1. All great comedians. I hope they bring some life back into SNL like the days of Eddie Murphy.