Meet SNL’s NEWEST Castmember…..Sasheer Zamata!

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[The YBF] After weeks of searching, “SNL” has FINALLY hired hired a black comedienne.  Meet Sasheer Zamata inside……

After receiving plenty of criticism from viewers, the industry and current “SNL” cast members about the obvious lack of black women in the cast for the last 5 years, the execs at “SNL” have hired black female comedienne….Sasheer Zamata.  You’ll recall that the legendary sketch-comedy series hosted a round of auditions last month after the show was publically blasted for its lack of diversity.

Who is Sasheer Zamata? Sasheer is an actress, writer, improviser and stand up comedian who graduated from the University of Virginia. According to her bio, she trained at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and has been featured in Jezebel, Hairpin, Vulture, Think Progress, Clutch Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Times.

She also writes and performs in a webseries called “Fodder” on The Cooking Channel and appears in sketches on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central.

She’ll make her debut on January 18 with Drake as host and musical guest.

Watch Sasheer in “character” here: