Scandal's Kerry Washington Hosts SNL: Watch The Highlights Here

By Kelly West 3 years ago discussion comments
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As you may have heard, SNLís been under fire recently for the lack of black female comedian representation among its cast. And if you hadnít heard that, then the cold open to last nightís episode may not have made as much sense to you as it would have otherwise. Scandal star Kerry Washington hosted the episode, and though itís not common for the host to appear in the cold open, it seems they were willing to make an exception if it meant being able to have Michelle Obama, Oprah and Beyonce (kind of) in the same sketch. The producers were sure to add a formal apology to Kerry Washington "for the number of black women she will be asked to play tonight."

This appears to be Saturday Night Liveís way of addressing the controversy as they tend to address just about everything else ó with humor.

Many of us are used to seeing Washington as the poised and passionate Washington DC fixer Olivia Pope in Scandal, so it was really fun getting to see her diversity as an actor and her sense of humor throughout some of the better sketches last night. That includes this one, where Nasim Pedrad plays Heshy Farahat, a Career Week Speaker and Washington plays herÖ assistant?

And then thereís the ďWhat Does the Fox Say?Ē spoof about what a guyís girlfriend says:

Seems like the girl gets the last laugh there.
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