Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Meet SNL's NEWEST Castmember.....Sasheer Zamata!

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.