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Black Female Comedian

'SNL' Blow Off NOT Racial

10/17/2013 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The very funny comedienne who is at the center of what's turning into a WAR on "Saturday Night Live" doesn't believe she's been passed over because she's Black -- it's tough for people of ALL colors to get on the show.

"Love Thy Neighbor"
star Darmirra Brunson thinks SNL regular Jay Pharoah is off base for ragging on the show for not having enough black females in the cast.  Fact is ... there have only been 4 in 38 years.  Pharoah says he was pushing producers -- which means Lorne Michaels -- to hire Brunson but it fell on deaf ears.
 
Brunson says there's a huge talent pool to choose from, and the reality is almost everyone gets passed over ... no matter what their race or sex.
                       
That said ... Brunson says she'd like the chance to audition for the show and is grateful to Pharoah for the push. 

So she's in the middle of a war and just complimented the warring parties.  Smart chick.

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Dead@27    

Who are these Negroes ?

308 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

If SNL can have the weird geeky cast to create its now humorless crap, SNL can certainly go outside the box and get some real talented from ALL aspects of the rainbow. The show sucks and needs new life.

308 days ago
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BaadBoy    

...hmm.. 4 Black chicks in 38 years? ...and how many white ones?

308 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

That's just plain stupid. Tons of people have gone through Saturday night live. Some funny and some not so. They have had a wide range of race, weight, blah blah blah, more sounds like someone bitter and pissy. I'd laugh if they canned Jay for bitching and complaining. Then he could change his argument to they fired me cuz im black. Even though he's acting the jack a$$ and should just be happy hes working there and has a job.

308 days ago
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onetrickstallion    

How many Irish women has SNL hired over the years? How many Italian women? Spanish? Bristish?

Oh hold it. What they mean by race today its all about skin color. Oh....I forgot

SNL...in the future could you hire more women from Egypt. Your really lacking there.

308 days ago
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HLyWDgreg    

Jay Pharoah is probably the funniest guy on SNL, he does a 'mean' Denzel Washington for one.

308 days ago
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Ashley     

well she has to suppress it and not state the obvious..
cant remember ever seeing a black female actress in that ensemble in my lifetime...........i think the jewish or iranian guy fred was playing OBAMA for a while before it was changed.......its just not a diverse set but you have to be thinking outside the box to take notice...

308 days ago
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YungOne    

"Jay Pharoah is off base for ragging on the show for not having enough black females in the cast."

When did this happen?! He just offered her name up as a possible comedienne to be added to the cast. Kenan said he stopped cross-dressing in the skits so that he can open up more doors for black female comedienne's. Which makes perfect sense and Jay offered up her name as an example.

308 days ago
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YungOne    

This is getting out of hand. Kenan wanted to stop portraying women to open up more roles for black female comedienne's. Which is his prerogative. He just said that the SNL producers haven't found any one's that are fitting the bill.

308 days ago
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braintrain    

It's SNL. A cornerstone of American television. Yes the talent is not very good but it still takes a Hell of a lot to make to the big show.

308 days ago
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Amy    

SNL shouldn't hire someone just because she's black!

308 days ago
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CECE     

THE SHOW IS SO DAMN BORING, I WOULDN'T CARE IF PINK PIGS WERE FLYING ON IT!..LOL

308 days ago
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Itoldu    

Huge talent pool?
Not from what I've seen so far.
Loren Michaels should have called it a day years ago.
Chevy Chase was never friggin funny.

308 days ago
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lexington marlow    

Why is it that when white people see racism they try to do 2 things. 1st they try to explain it away or 2nd they try to say why are "these" people always complaining? Can't you idiots just sit down and learn so the future can be better? Hmmmmm i guess not!

308 days ago
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muffey    

Since Eddie Murphy left, SNL is not funny anymore. Have not watched it since. There is one exception, I watched it in 2008 when Tina Fey played airhead Sara Palin. They need to get funny people like Murphy.

308 days ago
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