Sasheer Zamata

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1st Black Female ‘SNL’ Comic Since ’07 Makes Debut

Sasheer Zamata made a low-key but notable debut on “Saturday Night Live” as the first black female cast member since 2007.

01/19/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: (L-R) Sasheer Zamata, Eliot Glazer, Michael Torpey, David Rooklin, and Ilana Glazer attend 'Inside Amy Schumer' Premiere Screening Party at Hudson Terrace on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hires a Black Woman

NBC’s comic institution “Saturday Night Live,” criticized recently for a lack of diversity, said on Monday that it was adding a black woman to its repertory cast when new episodes start again later this month.

01/06/2014

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