In one of the most controversial (and most hysterical) sketches, Richard Pryor plays a game of word association at a job interview. Watch to clip to see if he gets the job.
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Garrett Morris was the first Black cast member on the sketch comedy show and for good reason. Check out his hilariously satirical original song.
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In what's become an SNL classic, Garrett Morris delivers your news as only he can.
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Eddie Murphy shows off his linguistic skills in an SNL favorite: Prose and Cons.
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In a very special PSA, Eddie Murphy goes underground to experience America as a white man.
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Christmas is a season for giving... and for taking. Let Mr. Robinson explain.
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In a comical informercial parody, Eddie Murphy um, expresses himself in song.
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Eddie Murphy was the king of impressions. Check out his rendition of James Brown.
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Chris Rock is helping you pump up your Thanksgiving by pumping up your turkey.
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Chris Rock was one of many comedians who got his start on Saturday Night Live. Check out some vintage Chris Rock right here
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Chris Rock was in classic form as Weekend Update's Special News Correspondent.
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Chris Rock returned to SNL last year as the host where he gave a comical (and controversial) opening monologue.
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Before Tracy Morgan was on 30 Rock, he was a crazy cast member on SNL.
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Tracy Morgan's stint on SNL was filled with hilarious impressions, none greater than his Maya Angelou.
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SNL new kid on the block Jay Pharaoh has become a fan favorite due to his spot on impressions. Don't believe us? Close your eyes and listen to his SNL debut as President Obama.
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In a spot on spoof of the Cosby Show, Maya Rudolph and the iconic SNL cast bring you the Obama show.
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Maya Rudolph channeled her inner Maya Angelou to prank fellow celebs. "It's an honor" to watch and laugh. She's Ange-loony!
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Maya Rudolph is a woman of many talents but... maybe singing isn't one of them.
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Keenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah and new cast member Sasheer Zamata brought us one of the funniest skits in the recent seasons of SNL. Here are 28 Reasons to Hug a Black Guy.
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Kenan Thompson and Miley Cyrus team up to poke fun at their childhood acting careers.
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A Kenan Thompson fan-favorite was his impression of Alex Trebek for "Black Jeopardy."
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Even though Kerry was only a guest host, she shed light on the lack of Black female cast members in one of the most hilarious opening numbers.
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Kenan is the longest running Black cast member in SNL history. With his comedic timing, it's easy to see why they keep him around.
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With Drake's successful rap career, many people forgot he's seasoned actor. Drake combined his rapping and acting skills in a fan favorite opening monologue.
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Kerry Washington's guest hosting appearance was memorable for her parody of a popular YouTube sensation.
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