SNL had to be shamed into casting a black woman – only 4 have cast been included on the show in 38 years – and she makes her debut on the sketch show’s January 18th episode. Her name is Sasheer Zamata.
Zamata honed her comedic talents at the Upright Citizens Brigade (which gave the world Amy Poehler, among others) and we hope to see her in more than just one skit every 10th show.
Welcome to the 21st century, 30 Rock. Check out Sasheer Zamata’s character roll: