In the October 17 episode of Saturday Night Live, guest host Isa Rae played a NAACP lawyer who vowed to vote for “all blacks” on election day – but when it came to the presidential race, she said, “Kanye? “F” him. “
(Kanye West actually ran for vice president on many ballots, including in California, with Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente as a presidential nominee.)
The sketch, which also features Kenan Thompson as host of the talk show “Your Voice in Chicago,” interviewing Ray Jamie Demings and Ego Nudomim as a journalist, seemed in part a game of Ray’s scandalous comments that she “rooted all blacks” in the awards. ”
She began by explaining: “For two years the voices of our people have not been heard. It is our duty to stand together and regain our strength ”and note that a young black woman applying for a local office with no experience is“ exactly why we need her. … New voices, this is the only way for change to happen. Hearing of a billionaire in a race, Ray Demings first remarked, “How can someone who is so rich know anything about us? Money corrupts the whole system.” I find this so inspiring. We need more such entrepreneurs in our community. “
Soon, the Blacks’ candidates were not so easy to step down, although Ray’s Demings had found the best possible way. Chris Red portrays a former strip club owner who has become a fan who has been caught in tax fraud but is still running for controller. “He knows the system and all the doors,” she said.
And when Punk Johnson and Maya Rudolph portrayed a conservative duo that not only illegally ran for the same ticket, but had just broadcast them live, singing about how “the mask is death,” Ray’s Demings took a second and then use his passion in his service. “We need more passion in politics,” she said. “We want someone who has been there and works in the real world.”
When Thompson pointed out that both women were unemployed, the answer was that “we have to give them jobs … to raise them.”
At the end of the show, when Ray said goodbye and thanked SNL for having her, she reminded everyone to “go out there and vote.”
“Saturday Night Live” is broadcast live from Saturday to the coast until 23:30 ET / 20:30 PT on NBC.