Based on the weather, it may not seem like summer is just around the corner, but it’s coming up fast. That means it’s almost cookout season. We’ve discussed the Black celebrities you would invite to family functions, but there are some unexpected choices we’d also like to see pull up. Prepare for your summer plans with our look at surprising celebrities we would invite to the cookout.
Uncle Bernie would definitely make himself comfortable at the cookout. We can imagine him, posted up in a lawn chair, remembering all the times America fumbled their chance to have him as President.
For a country music star, Sam Hunt has enough drip to successfully up the ante at any cookout. From his impressive vocals to chill demeanor, he would immediately fit in—did we mention he’s a Destiny’s Child fan?
Let’s be honest: we really just want to hear her sing. Preferably, she starts a “Rolling in the Deep” sing-along.
You know she’s going to be fun to have on your team when it’s game night.
Jane has a history of never-holding back and speaking out about white supremacy. From calling out sexism in Hollywood and holding white men accountable for the climate change, this legendary activist would have quite the conversations with guests at the cookout.
She and your uncle are going to trade some hilarious one-liners.
Yes, he’s Luke Skywalker, but if you follow Mark Hamill on Twitter, you also know that he’s funny, compassionate and really cool to his fans. Of course, I’m breaking out my lightsabers.
Because we love his work and he also needs to be present when your kid won’t stop singing “You’re Welcome.”
He makes the list for the family football game. Also, he needs to bring his pal Patrick Mahomes along so I can crush my cousin’s team.
The original Wonder Woman is a badass who consistently schools trolls and politicians on social media. She will absolutely put your crazy uncle in his place.
If you have Harry Potter at your cookout, you will achieve “Greatest Aunt ever” status for life.
His stories about his world travels will be fascinating, but keep an eye on your newly single aunt because she will definitely be on the lookout for the very happily married Thor.
He deserves a good meal after putting up with all that Don’t Worry Darling mess.
You need someone to break things up when the inevitable arguments pop up.
When your dad starts going on his political rant about the state of the economy, introduce him to your friend Senator Warren, then stand back and watch the magic happen.