After months of controversy over lack of black female comedians on Saturday Night Live, it was finally announced that Sasheer Zamata will be joining the cast mid-season.
Zamata is an actress, writer and comedian who has been featured in BUST, Cluth Magazine, The New York Times, Jezebel, Hairpin and more. She has done stand up on the Letterman Showcase in North Carolina comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Showcase and at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She has also been listed by Cosmo as a comic to watch.
This is just a snippet of the work that Zamata has done and her website lists more of her accomplishments.
Bitch Media wrote a very interesting article about the upcoming SNL cast member and the scrutiny they anticipate the actress will receive. Welcome to SNL, Saheer Zamata! Now Prepare to Be Scrutinized.
I, for one, am looking forward to this new cast member. A change in the cast will do SNL wonders and Zamata is actually quite funny.
So to tide you over until January 18, check out this video on Zamata and the man who flashed her.