Sam Jay on the Film “You People,” Her Comedy Specials, and the Challenges of Being the First Black Lesbian Writer on SNL
The hilarious and thoughtful comedian joins Talib Kweli at the Blue Note Jazz Club for an in-depth chat on her comedy career and life. Jay speaks on what she’s learned from working at the institution that is Saturday Night Live and takes us behind some of her most well-known sketches there, including “Black Jeopardy.” Jay also discusses her ingeniously-named HBO series, Pause, and her Netflix special 3 In The Morning.
The conversation ends with some rich discussion around the Netflix original, You People, and Jay’s role in the film.
This episode is a must-listen for hardcore SNL fans and people who love all-things comedy, plus anyone who loved the discourse around You People.