TODAY   |  November 04, 2013

Kerry Washington has an extra busy night on ‘SNL’

As “Saturday Night Live” faces criticism for having had few African-American women in its cast over its long history, guest host Kerry Washington earns some laughs as she juggles multiple impersonations, including Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

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>> let's head to willie geist . kerry washington killed it on snl .

>> she did but there's been a lot of talk about snl and race and the fact that since the inception of the show in 1975 there's only been four african american female cast members . laur loren michaels says this is a priority and it will change. here's kerry washington as first lady michelle obama on saturday.

>> well, in that case i will leave and in a few minutes oprah will be here.

>> thank you mrs. obama.

>> the producers at saturday night live would like to apologize to kerry washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play tonight. we made these requests because she is an actress of considerable range of talent and because snl doesn't have a black woman on the cast.

>> and they said beyonce is also here and kerry washington runs through the doors. so on rousely snl is confronting this and it's going viral