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SNL lands a black comedian

  • Saturday Night Live has finally decided on a black comedian named Sasheer Zamata. The show announced that she is expected to debut on January 18. 

    Reports suggest that SNL has been facing criticism regarding the fact that it has gone without a black female member since five years and finding Sasheer wasn't easy. Several actresses in LA and New York were tested before she was chosen. 

    Zamata, who is a University of Virginia alum, has performed in New York and appeared in various comedy shows. She's now among the six new comedians added to SNL this year. 

    Black male comedian Jay Pharoah said she deserves the gig since "she's really talented."

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