Ramy Youssef’s ‘SNL’ Dreams Shattered By Kenan Thompson – And Rami Malek

“I am honored to be the first Arab host of Saturday Night Live, says comedian Ramy Youssef in the initial promo for his hosting gig.

“I’m sorry to interrupt,” says cast-member Kenan Thompson, “but you’re actually not the first to host.”

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A seemingly-embarrassed Youssef then goes on to add a list of qualifiers in hope laying claim to being some kind of “first” in the show’s storied history. Thompson shoots them down one by one until Youssef gets to a designation go granular it’s meaningless. You can watch the bit below.

Youssef is set to host this Saturday, March 30 with Travis Scott serving as the night’s musical host. It’s his first go in Studio 8H.

He is currently promoting his new comedy special titled Ramy Youssef: More Feelings premiering on March 23 via HBO.

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