Watch: SNL Does a Spot on Send-Up of Bishop Curry From the Royal Wedding

Kenan Thompson as Bishop Michael Curry
Kenan Thompson as Bishop Michael Curry
Screenshot: Saturday Night Live

Maybe it’s my political proclivities, but I have to say that this just-ended season of Saturday Night Live was the best they’ve had in years (partly bolstering my theory that the best art comes from darkness, so hip-hop should be back in about five minutes).


Not only did the writers and players tear Team Trump a new one each week, but they literally must have been writing (and getting costumes) up until the moment they air—not an easy feat.

As such, SNL did two impressive covers of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle (does she not have a last name anymore?) and Prince Harry on Saturday, and they were “spot on,” as my British pals would say.

The biggest guffaw of the night was when longtime cast member Kenan Thompson did an impression of the black preacher, Bishop Michael Curry, who stole the royal wedding, bringing a word to St. George’s Chapel.

“Thank the Lord, it is good to be around black folks again,” Thompson cold-opened to SNL news anchor Michael Che.

He added: “I preached and I testified and I yelled while 500 stuffy English people looked at me. ... It felt like somebody opened a chicken-and-waffles kiosk in the middle of a Pottery Barn.”

And then Thompson did his take on the “love is great” part of Curry’s sermon.

“Love is great. Love is redemptive. Love can change the world. And love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru,” Thompson said, barely holding in his laughter. “They told me I had five minutes, but the good Lord multiplied it into a cool 16.”


SNL be playing too much.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.


Kenan has come a long way from the new kid from Teen Nick who I wondered why in the hell he was on SNL to the one guy on the show that you know is good for a laugh in almost every skit he’s a part of.

SIDEBAR: Will there be an piece about Nikki Minaj’s appearance? I have questions, lots of questions.