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'SNL' adds 2 female African-American writers

"Saturday Night Live" is adding two African-American female writers, in addition to the previously announced new African-American woman cast member, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The long-running series faced criticism that its most recent new cast lacked diversity, specifically that there were no African-American women. SNL previously announced Sasheer Zamata will join the cast on Jan. 18.

(via popculturebrain)

Sasheer Zamata Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ As New Cast Member: 

“Three years after she graduated from the University of Virginia, Sasheer Zamata is landing a very big break — the young comedy performer has been selected to join Saturday Night Live as a new cast member. Zamata will make her debut on the venerable NBC late-night sketch comedy series on its next live show slated for January 18 with Drake as host and musical guest. Zamata, who trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, becomes the first black female Saturday Night Live cast member in five years since the departure of Maya Rudolph.” — via Deadline.com

Sasheer Zamata Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ As New Cast Member

Three years after she graduated from the University of Virginia, Sasheer Zamata is landing a very big break — the young comedy performer has been selected to join Saturday Night Live as a new cast member. Zamata will make her debut on the venerable NBC late-night sketch comedy series on its next live show slated for January 18 with Drake as host and musical guest. Zamata, who trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, becomes the first black female Saturday Night Live cast member in five years since the departure of Maya Rudolph.” — via Deadline.com