Happy Harloween: See the best moments from Jack Harlow’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearance!
Get ready to party like it’s 1999: Here are the best moments of Jack Harlow’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance!
It was the first time he’d actually appeared on stage with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in over a decade, and he was a nervous wreck. But Harlow, 67, came out the winner: NBC aired its first “Saturday Night Live” of the season on Saturday, September 23, 2016 and the ratings were outstanding: 30.5 million viewers tuned in, making “SNL” the most watched late-night show of the night, and a big hit with the young (19-to-35-year-olds) demographic. It aired in the coveted Sunday-through-Monday time period and the ratings were even better: 32.7 million viewers watched “SNL” live, up 19 percent from the Sept. 1, 2016 debut.
Now we’re ready to look back at some of those memorable moments that helped make Harlow’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance what it is today.
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“I Am Not Your Negro”
“I am not your Negro, I am not your Asian, I am not your Jew, I am not your whatever.” That’s one of the lyrics from a song that Jack Harlow sang as part of his stand-up routine at the Comedy Cellar in Los Angeles. It’s a lyric that the comedian-turned-“SNL” performer often uses in his routines, to show how his ethnicity has influenced his life, and that the “SNL” audience can stand with him. “It is about where I am in life,” Harlow said before launching into his verse. “This is my identity. One of the things I’m most proud of is going to be the best person in the room — whether it’s African-Americans, Asian-Americans,