Entertainment

Tiffany Haddish as Cardi B Auditions for The Lion King on SNL

Plus Leslie Jones as Oprah, Aidy Bryant as James Corden and Melissa Villaseñor as Lin Manuel Miranda.

  • The Live Action Lion King has already blown our minds with some unexpected casting announcement. Beyoncé Carter-Knowles as Nala!? What is that! And SNL — lo those cartographers of the national mood except when Donald Trump hosted and they didn’t have a black woman for a while, that was extremely bad— have gripped onto this weird casting trend and say — wouldn’t it be funny if like— Lin Manuel Miranda and Cardi B auditioned for this thing? Ah! Check out the sketch, friend.

    There are a lot of very fun impressions on display. We have Aidy Bryant doing a shockingly fun James Corden auditioning for Zazu, Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd as Sterling K. Brown and Kristen Schaal auditioning for Timon and Pumbaa and Leslie Jones bringing her best Oprah announcing the birth of Simba. Man, can Oprah announce the birth of all lion cubs? Not humans! Lion cubs! Lion cubs deserve it more!

    What do you think of the sketch? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.

    Also, wanna read about Migos' very real campaign to try to play the Lion King hyenas? Check it out here.

Comment with Facebook

Latest
Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions
Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions
Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold Win Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold Win Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold Win Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars
Donald Trump Being Cool With Roy Moore Makes Him Soft on Crime Says Seth Meyers
Donald Trump Being Cool With Roy Moore Makes Him Soft on Crime Says Seth Meyers
Trash Can Lip Syncs Morrissey
Trash Can Lip Syncs Morrissey
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting Their Second Child
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting Their Second Child
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting Their Second Child
P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma Video Features Gender Bending Channing Tatum
P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma Video Features Gender Bending Channing Tatum
Victoria's Secret Model Takes a Tumble on the Runway
Nintendo’s New Animal Crossing iPhone/Droid Game is Fantastic
Nintendo’s New Animal Crossing iPhone/Droid Game is Fantastic