Black Women Comedians to SNL: We Are Ready

 photo we-are-ready.jpg recently asked SNL cast member Kenan Thompson some pointed questions about the show's lack of women of color. Kenan asserted he would no longer be playing black women characters for the show. Though that decision is a heartening one, his comments on why there remains a gap in the representation of black women in comedic spaces were less than progressive. Kenan said, “It’s just a tough part of the business,” he tells TV Guide. “Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready.”

A group of funny black women decided to take on Kenan's challenge. In this video, filled with vignettes and impressions showing off their talent. The end result is undeniable. Black women are ready for any stage.

Watch below:


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