It took an appearance by Scandal’s Kerry Washington for Saturday Night Live to finally realize that they need, not want, need a black female cast member. When Washington hosted the show back in November, she was forced – well, maybe not forced – to play various black roles in the same skit. Her appearance highlighted the void in the popular television show.
Enter Sasheer Zamata, a comedian from Brooklyn New York. According to SNL’s producer, Zamata will make her appearance on January 18th, when the show airs its first broadcast for 2014.
Get yourself acquainted with the new addition. The video reel below shows some of Zamata’s acting skills,as she played the roles of Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and more!0