They Found One Funny Black Woman: Kerry Washington’s Coming To SNL

October 16, 2013  |  

While everyone’s panties are still in a bunch over Keenan Thompson’s remarks regarding Saturday Night Live and its diversity problem, SNL has announced that Kerry Washington will host an upcoming episode of the show.

It goes without saying that the timing here is impeccable, as just yesterday Keenan was being ripped a new one for saying when it comes to the issue of black women being on the sketch comedy show,”they just never find ones that are ready.” Though he was speaking on black comedians, rather than seasoned actresses, throwing one of the hottest black faces around into the mix is definitely an Oliva Pope-esque PR move on SNL’s part.

Kerry Washington is slated to host the November 2 episode of SNL, and according to Entertainment Weekly, she’ll be joined by Eminem who’s dropping his next album November 5. This will be Kerry’s first time hosting the show, and since we’ve gotten so used to seeing the “Scandal” actress in a serious role, it’ll be fun to watch her show her humorous side. How do you think she’ll do?

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