SNL” has hired a black female cast member. Sasheer Zamata first appearance is Jan. 18 which is the first new episode of 2014.
She will be the first black female in the cast since Maya Rudolph left as a regular in 2007. “SNL” had been under pressure to cast a black female to replace Rudolph,
Zamata appears regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in New York as part of the weekly variety show “School Night.”