Posted January 6, 2014 by Unique in ThatsEnuff

SNL Hires New African American Female Cast Member [Photo]

Last month SNL reportedly held secret auditions for a African American female cast member at Los Angeles improvisation and sketch comedy theater, The Groundlings. Now for the first time in five years, “Saturday Night Life” has added their first African-American female to the cast. Comedian/actress Sasheer Zamata, who currently stars in a web series called “Pursuit of Sexiness” and hosts a weekly variety show at NYUCB called “School Night”, will be the newest newest addition to the show.

SNL, over the years has caught heat due to it’s lack of diversity, when it comes to African American women. Scandal star, Kerry Washington, even did a sketch poking fun at the issue back in November when she hosted the show for the very first time (giving the show a season high rating).