Saturday Night Live kicked off their show last night by introducing us all to the newest member of the cast, African-American woman, Sasheer Zamata. If you’ve been living under a rock, then I’ll get you up to speed on the big deal with Ms. Zamata.
Lorne Michaels, creator and producer of SNL, was getting some major flack for his lack of ambition when it came to hiring an African-American female cast member to the Saturday Night Live team. He said he would, “Get around to it.” When the Internet decided that wasn’t a good enough response, the pressure was on and Sasheer Zamata got the gig. Last night was her first show, and she did great! To be honest, I would have liked to see her in most sketches and actually have more lines, but with Michaels, it seems like you have to prove yourself as a worthy cast member before you get any big stuff. Let’s hope that she keeps up the good work and we get to see more of her!
In the first sketch of the night, Zamata played Drake’s new aunt, who showed up along with his uncle played by Kenan Thompson. She later came out and busted out a spot on Rihanna impression who has no lines but pretty amazing dance moves in a sketch about hip-hop stars in 80’s and 90’s sitcoms. She also provided when she sings the chorus to the SNL parody song called “Resolution Revolution” where cast members talk about how they totally failed at keeping their New Year’s resolutions. They were all brief stint of funny, but it was nice to see her on screen.
Watch the videos below to see Zamata in action! Enjoy!
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