Sasheer Zamata is no stranger to comedy.  The University of Virginia graduate was also trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.  Now she can add “Saturday Night Live” cast member to her resume.

Zamata will make her debut on SNL’s January 18th show with Drake as host and musical guest. Zamata’s addition to the SNL cast is from the feedback and criticism the show has received over recent months, which culminated in Lorne Michaels holding secret auditions for a new black woman cast member.

Zamata was among 12 who received callbacks and will now be a featured player on the show.


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