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A Video Guide to ‘SNL’s New Cast Member, Sasheer Zamata

It was reported earlier today that Sasheer Zamata has been added to Saturday Night Live, joining the cast as a featured player at midseason. Zamata, a standup, improviser, actress, and writer out of New York’s UCB Theatre, was one of two dozen SNL hopefuls who tried out for the show last month in a series of showcase auditions the show held in response to criticism over the lack of diversity in its cast. Zamata began studying at UCB in 2009 and is currently a member of the Harold team Bucky and the black female improv trio Doppelganger. She has appeared in web videos for CollegeHumor and Above Average and has made TV appearances on Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Hey Girl.

Check out a collection of Zamata’s web and TV work below:

Episode 1 of Zamata and Nicole Byer’s UCBComedy web series The Pursuit of Sexiness

Zamata doing standup on YouTube’s Official Comedy

Zamata’s appearance on the Above Average web series The Morning After

Her appearance on Inside Amy Schumer

On Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell

On Chioke Nassor’s web series Storytime

Her acting reel

Her standup reel

Her writing reel


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