Saturday Night Live had endured a sudden and surprising round of criticism after their Kerry Washington-hosted episode regarding the absence of black female cast members. They quickly worked to resolve it once some people made noise. They hosted two auditions, one in NY, one in LA, and they found their lady.
Her name is Sasheer Zamata, and she was formerly with UCB, along with an acclaimed web series called “Pursuit of Sexiness.”
They’re wasting no time in trotting her out, as she’s scheduled to appear on the January 18 episode, hosted by (sigh) Drake.
You better be funny, Sasheer.