Ego Nwodim, comedian, actress, “Saturday Night Live”; in conversation with Eric Deggans, TV critic, National Public Radio
Ego Nwodim just finished her third season as a main cast member on “Saturday Night Live.”
Recent credits of hers include Hulu’s “Shrill,” IFC’s “Brockmire,” and the feature The Broken Hearts Gallery. She is a fan favorite and regular on the Comedy Bang Bang Podcast. Ego was recognized by Variety as part of their 2021 New York Women’s Impact Report. Prior to SNL, she was a mainstay at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and performed as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2016. She was also featured in the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase. Her first ever one-woman show, “Great Black Women … And Then There’s Me” had a sold out run in 2017 at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles.
Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, crafting stories and commentaries for the network’s shows, such as “Morning Edition,” “Here & Now” and “All Things Considered,” along with writing material for NPR.org. In addition to his NPR work, Deggans is a contributor and media analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and an adjunct instructor of journalism and public policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. A journalist for three decades, he is also the author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.
This program is made possible by the Lewis Miller Memorial Fund and the Jim and Lynn Gasche Levinson Fund for Chautauqua.