Issa Rae made her Saturday Evening Dwell internet hosting debut and mirrored on her success throughout the previous 4 years. Upon her entrance the Insecure and The Photograph star mentioned it was an honor to stroll and carry out on the identical stage because the comedy legends that got here earlier than her, together with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. In fact, that debut got here with some nerves.
“I’m scared that I’d throw up however I gotta maintain it down as a result of I’m the primary black particular person to host SNL y’all,” the actress joked earlier than she instructed viewers members in any other case. “I’m not, however you believed it for a sec.”
She went on to say how she’s coming to host the sketch collection in a peculiar second, given the COVID-19 and the upcoming presidential election. Rae went on to recall how Insecure premiered on HBO forward of the 2016 election.
“It felt actually awkward for my life to be going so good…for me to be peaking whereas democracy was declining,” the Insecure creator mentioned.
Rae revealed that the primary yr of her HBO present felt just like the freshman yr of highschool, whereby she was nonetheless studying the place she slot in and who can be in her shut circle. However with Insecure having completed its fourth season again in June, Saturday Evening Dwell appears like a celebration of laborious work, she mentioned.
“Internet hosting SNL is like my promenade and also you guys are all my dates,” she instructed her viewers. “I’m able to go all the way in which y’all.”
Justin Bieber joined Saturday’s episode as musical visitor.