Ego Nwodim Is The Breakout SNL Star America Needs Right Now
The season 44 entrance of Nwodim, currently a featured player, makes history as just the second time in nearly five decades of
SNL that more than one Black woman stars in the late-night comedy at the same time. While stand-up Jones excels when she plays versions of herself — or just, herself — Nwodim, an alum of hallowed improv group the Upright Citizen Brigade’s L.A. chapter and former Funny Or Die video star, is a classic
Saturday Night Live utility player. She can spit the best flow in all of rap parody
“I Love My Dog,” play the straight woman to John Mulaney’s prop-wilding “
Cha-Cha Slide” dancer, craft a fur-drenched
Empire-ified version of Ivanka Trump, and embody political figures like representative Ilhan Omar.