On Oct. 17, Issa Rae ’07 hosted Episode 3 of Season 46 of “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Justin Bieber. eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'stanforddaily_com-box-4','ezslot_4',185,'0','0'])); Jamele claims that she will vote for everybody who is Black in an upcoming local election. First-time host Issa Rae discusses hosting SNL for “no reason” and her show Insecure premiering amidst the 2016 election. The series provides a “satirical look at Black life on Stanford’s campus.” Rather than shed light on Black life as “another” life like some other works do, Rae centralized the Black experience, much like how the SNL episode focuses on the Black identity in the contemporary United States. The sketch that stood out to me the most was “5-hour Empathy,” which was delivered in a commercial format, something SNL does pretty well. On the Oct. 17 episode of Saturday Night Live, Issa Rae and Chris Redd star as a couple on a first date that keeps getting interrupted by their exes. Later in the sketch, her character is asked who she would vote for District 10 representative. As she opens, she mentions that she is excited to be hosting because she is “the first Black woman to host SNL,” to which many audience members applauded. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'stanforddaily_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',175,'0','0']));After learning this, the man puts the bottle down and resumes his task. On Oct. 17, Issa Rae ’07 hosted Episode 3 of Season 46 of “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Justin Bieber. Issa Rae SNL Sketches Ranked: Presidential Townhall, Voting for Everbody Black, Beiber and More [Video] October 18, 2020 11:07 AM PST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Issa Rae” Episode 1788 — Pictured in this screengrab: Host Issa Rae as Awa Sene during the “Canadian News Show” sketch on Saturday, October 17, 2020 — (Photo by: NBC) https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/issa-rae-monologue/4249849 On Saturday, actress and writer Issa Rae hosted popular late-night show Saturday Night Live for the first time. ISSA RAE HOSTS SNL, 2020. Issa Rae Explains Why 'SNL' is Her 'Prom' in Opening Monologue. How flawless does she look in … The "Insecure" actress played a lawyer for the NAACP appearing on Kenan Thompson's … As Jamele answers, she assumes that the billionaire is Scott Trebor, a white man, and asks, “A billionaire? All contributions are tax-deductible. As we all know, Saturday Night Live is known for blending current news and events with humor, often lighting the mood and making it more relatable for everyone. Season 46 of Saturday Night Live is back with a bang! Through the rest of the sketch, while the other guest on the show considers factors besides race when deciding who to vote for, Jamele works to find reasons to vote for the Black candidates across different districts. The first Black woman to host was Cicely Tyson in 1979, four years after comedian Richard Pryor became the first Black person to host the show. I found this as a way to illustrate “talking the talk” but not “walking the walk.” In other words, some claim to support certain causes, in this case the fight for social justice, but are not willing to do the work required. Saturday Night Live Season 46 Episode 3 on October 17, 2020, with host Issa Rae and musical guest Justin Bieber. In one of the sketches, “Insecure” star Issa Rae, who hosted “SNL,” played an NAACP lawyer who explained that her voting strategy was to back “everybody Black” — no matter what. The episode cold-opened with “Dueling Town Halls,” where comedian Jim Carrey impersonates Bill Clinton and Alec Baldwin carries out his notable impression of Donald Trump, during the candidates’ respective 2020 Presidential Town Halls. But when it came to voting for West to be president, she snapped: “F him.” (Check out the video above.) Her hobbies include reviewing shows and movies and playing the alto saxophone on her free time. Kanye West is speaking out after being mentioned in a joke during Saturday Night Live. Throughout the sketch, the man avoids drinking the bottle because he fears feeling the pain felt by those being oppressed, which the commercial calls him out for. The sketches created discourse around these issues in a relatable way. The advertised product “5-hour Empathy” is akin to 5-hour Energy; however, this formula provides five hours of complete and intimate understanding of systemic oppression and racism. In one of the sketches, titled “First Date Exes,” Rae’s character goes on a first date in an outdoor dining experience during COVID-19. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is a sketch-comedy show featuring celebrities and musicians. In the Oct. 17 episode of “ Saturday Night Live,” guest host Issa Rae played a lawyer for the NAACP who swore to vote for “everybody Black” come election day — … During the "Your Vote Chicago" sketch, the night's host Issa Rae … Rae is a singularly brilliant talent, one of the few in comedy to capture the zeitgeist. One of the candidates is a billionaire. Your support makes a difference in helping give staff members from all backgrounds the opportunity to develop important professional skills and conduct meaningful reporting. Kanye West took to Twitter on Sunday, Oct. 17 to speak out after Issa Rae threw shade at him during her SNL sketch. The man in the sketch never drinks the bottle and thus fails to gain empathy. Okay? With Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson. Money corrupts the whole system.” This highlights the failed representation in government through corporate lobbying and the stark difference between the economic classes of constituents and their representatives. To her surprise, the candidate Rashad Carter, who is Black, is the billionaire. 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Now see, how can anyone who’s so rich know anything about us? During election seasons, the show is known for making parodies of political events. On Sunday (October 18), … eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'stanforddaily_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_6',174,'0','0']));In her time at Stanford, Rae tackled race in a similar way through “Dorm Diaries,” which she created and directed. Here, Rae takes a dig at Hollywood diversity and is not afraid to tackle race through satire as demonstrated through the rest of the show. Issa Rae made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut and reflected on her success within the past four years. F him.” I interpreted this in three ways: Jamele genuinely does not want Kanye for president and breaks her commitment to vote for anyone who is Black; Jamele “learns” what to consider when voting through her previous discussion of candidates; and a message implying to not vote for Kanye in the 2020 election. His wife walks in and asks him if “too many NFL players are kneeling again.” Colin Kaepernick gained attention for kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 in a peaceful protest of police brutality in the United States. The sketch also touches on the sexual harassment women face as the exes of Rae’s character point out her cleavage. Issa Rae showed why dating during a pandemic in New York City sucks, in this Saturday Night Live sketch. Kanye West clearly caught some of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend and he wasn't too thrilled with at least one joke at his expense. By Rosana Maris Arias on November 10, 2020. 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Upon her entrance the Insecure and The … Kanye West has called out “Saturday Night Live” for using actress Issa Rae to mock him. © 2020 The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation. All Episode Sketches Dueling Town Halls Cold Open Following an endearing monologue (during which she … Host Issa Rae; Justin Bieber performs. However, we saw a … Saturday Night Live recap: Issa Rae hosts uneventful episode, Justin Bieber performs By Andy Hoglund S46 E1 Recap She shifts her answer to voting for Rashad Carter because being a billionaire who owns a software company is “so inspiring,” despite previously questioning being represented by a billionaire. Saturday Night Live announces two new shows with Bill Burr and Issa Rae By Devan Coggan October 02, 2020 at 02:36 PM EDT Issa Rae Monologue While Rae’s monologue doesn’t feel especially polished, it is from the heart. Even if one can’t see it, Issa Rae and Justin Bieber are all smiles ahead of their Saturday Night Live gigs. Walking down the stairs of the SNL set is viewed as a milestone in one’s career. Her exes intrude on her date and reveal more about her. Rae’s character, Jamele Demmings, is the lead counsel for Chicago’s NAACP. SNL alum Maya Rudolph also made a guest appearance as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Rosana has a strong liking for coffee (not an addiction) and is open to drink and shop recommendations. Directed by Don Roy King, Doron Max Hagay, Hannah Levy. Tonight’s host, Issa Rae, may be a good case study. This further illustrates the complexities involved in politics as she tries to remain in support of the Black candidate. The commercial pushes him to drink the bottle; however, the man only pretends to drink it. The sketch opens with a white man concerned about the current “civil unrest” and wanting to help, although he claims he can’t understand what some people in the U.S. are going through. The episode addresses important issues surrounding race and the presidential election in the United States. She adds that she has to go with Carter thinking he is the Democrat; however, she learns that Trebor is the actual Democrat in this race and Carter is a Libertarian, which shows how political parties create challenges when voting and in the larger scope of politics. Later in the show, “Your Voice Chicago” highlights the challenges presented by political party affiliations and racism, and also raises awareness around failed representation and the growing gap between the rich and poor in the United States. Issa Rae will combine the best of comedy and commentary for Saturday Night Live The one knock on Chris Rock as host of the season 46 premiere was the … Ahead of its season premiere this weekend, the veteran sketch comedy series announced that Issa Rae is set to host later in the month. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our. The episode then transitions to Rae walking down the iconic steps of the SNL set to deliver her monologue. Source: NBC / GettyFunny gal Issa hosted Saturday Night Live in October of 2020. We need your help: All banner donations made today will support The Daily's new staff financial aid program. (CNN) Kanye West is speaking out after being mentioned in Issa Rae's "Saturday Night Live" skit. Kaepernick was later fired by the San Francisco 49ers. Issa Rae was supposed to host Saturday Night Live back in March, when she had two new movies coming out (The Photograph, released in February; and … The satire made the sketches funny; Rae’s take on these issues provides a meaningful and accessible way of thinking about them. Rapper turned politician Kanye West didn’t find a Saturday Night Live skit funny that slammed his 2020 presidential bid. The sketch ends with the host mentioning the presidential race between Trump, Biden and Kanye West to which Jamele replies, “Kanye? Rosana Maris Arias '23 is from La Puente, CA and enjoys exploring Southern California. Kanye West has spoken out regarding a joke last night’s “ Saturday Night Live ” host Issa Rae made about his involvement in the presidential election. Issa Rae hosts an improbably forgettable Saturday Night Live Throughout this episode, Rae tackled important issues in the United States through satire. This is not true, however, as she quickly clarified and expressed shock toward the applause her comment received. In case you missed it, Rae hosted the long-running sketch comedy series on Saturday and she took a shot at Kanye’s presidential campaign during her opening monologue.