Issa Rae was Saturday Night Live‘s host of honor on Oct. 17, and, unsurprisingly, the 35-year-old star kicked off the show with an enthralling monologue. She began by honoring Studio 8H comedy legends Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Molly Shannon earlier than reflecting on her Hollywood journey. She particularly reminisced in regards to the season one premiere of her sequence, Insecure, which aired shortly after the 2016 presidential election. “It simply felt actually awkward for my life to be going so good, you realize?” she stated. “Like, it was impolite for me to be peaking proper when democracy was collapsing.”
The actress then likened her skilled ventures to highschool, saying that she’s now in her senior 12 months. “If doing my present for the final 4 years is like highschool, then internet hosting SNL is my promenade, and also you guys are all my dates,” she added. I do not learn about you, however she certain beats my precise date to the promenade (JK, I went with associates, however you get the purpose — on this home, we help Rae.) Watch her candy monologue above!