Congratulations again to Sasheer Zamata, the newest addition to the Saturday Night Live cast, and the first black woman to join the show since 2007, when Maya Rudolph left. This move has been a long time coming, and you absolutely deserve it.
But as happy as I am that the show no longer has to have Kerry Washington host anytime they want to put a woman of color in a sketch without resorting to blackface, I don’t think anyone is happier than Kenan Thompson. He put his foot down a while ago that he wouldn’t do any more drag for the show, so I’m sure he’s feeling relieved of the pressure to answer the cross-dressing call.
So you just sit back and enjoy yourself on January 18th, Kenan, because whether Sasheer plays them or not, you’ll never be asked to slide on a skirt for any of these very topical, extremely parody-able celebrities ever again:
I’m looking forward to approximately 80% more shouted announcements.
Kenan, you wish you could play Beyonce. Bow down, bitches.
3. Tyra Banks
This woman’s Twitter is too amazing for her not to be featured on Weekend Update.
4. Lauryn Hill
Again, WHAT A LOT OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL. Jail time and everything.
5. Michelle Obama
Again — only in his dreams does Kenan have the power-arms necessary to play the First Lady.
6. Quvenzhane Wallis