Throughout all of the recent controversy about Saturday Night Live's consistent failure to add a black actress to their cast, Lorne Michaels (the show's top executive and specter of Studio 8H) has remained silent — until Thursday, that is, when the issue was brought up during an interview with the Associated Press.
The ghost! He speaks!
"It's not like it's not a priority for us," he remarked (eerily), before continuing on with half commitments. "It will happen. I'm sure it will happen."
He then repeated the eye roll-worthy point made by Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson back in October, when the actor said that black female performers usually didn't come off as SNL-ready during the audition process.
Of hiring black actresses who are supposedly too inexperienced, Michaels told the AP, "You don't do anyone a favor if they're not ready."
He then ended the interview by spookily rattling his chains and walking away through a solid wall.
Meanwhile, over at Key & Peele, the diverse staff worked steadily on, making comedy far better and more relevant than anything Saturday Night Live has produced since the 2008 Presidential election.
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