40 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time

Legends, obscurities, opera men: a look back at the funniest concoctions to grace Studio 8H

10. Nat X
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10. Nat X

Chris Rock's dashiki-rocking militant, host of The Dark Side. He's the man so black he goes to funerals naked, so black they counted him four times in the Million Man March, railing against institutions like chess: "A game that for some racist reason cannot start unless the white piece moves first." Nat X always counts down his Top Five list — because the Man's afraid to let him have a Top 10.

Best line: "February is Black History Month — isn't that nice? The Man gives us February because it's the shortest month of the year. It's also the coldest month of the year, just in case we wanted to have a parade."

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