Saturday Night Live Bows to Pressures, Hires First Black Female
Comedienne Sasheer Zamata has joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as the ﬁrst Black female cast member on the show.
The decision to hire Zamata was preceded by a national outcry for diversity on the late night show. Activism group ColorofChange.org was one of the leading organizations demanding the presence of Black females in a non derogatory role on the show.
Zamata is a performer at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City and L.A., She goes by “Sheer” and has a web series called “Pursuit of Sexiness” and does stand-up