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article imageSNL adds black female comedian

By Gene Kosowan     Jan 8, 2014 in Entertainment
New York - Comic actor Sasheer Zamata has been added to the cast of Saturday Night Live, becoming the first African-American female to join the cast since Maya Rudolph departed from the late-night show in 2007.
Reuters reported on Tuesday that NBC, SNL's network, added Zamata in the wake of criticism over lack of ethnic diversity among female players.
Zamata's already got a legion of fans via her internet show Pursuit of Sexiness and will make her SNL debut Jan. 18, joining native Iranian Nasim Pedrad as the show's only other female visible minority.
Her arrival fills a necessary void in satirizing pop culture personalities after longtime SNL regular Kenan Thompson has stopped portraying such females as Maya Angelou and Whoopi Goldberg. And should Michelle Obama make the news, presumably Zamata will step up for the role.
Zamata hasn't yet said anything about her SNL career change on her blog, although her personal bio stated that, "I like acting, writing, dancing, thrift shopping, crafts, laying on roofs, laying in parks, learning new things, bows in my hair, fantastical dreams, endings that are more real than happy and New York."
Here's one happy ending that's definitely real. Or at least a start of something bigger.
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