Sasheer Zamata joins “Saturday Night Live” cast

By: Alex Spindler NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show, “Saturday Night Live” is set to add a new member to its seasoned “Not-Ready-For-Primetime-Players.” Sasheer Zamata, a member of New York City’s “Upright Citizens Brigade” improv-comedy troupe, joins the late-night show midway through its 39th season on the heels of both excitement and controversy. As an African-American female, Zamata’s casting does more than add hype to “Saturday Night Live’s” outlook. Back in October, Keenan Thompson, one of the show’s veteran performers and an African-American male, reported to multiple media outlets that he was upset over the lack of diversity in the cast. … Continue reading Sasheer Zamata joins “Saturday Night Live” cast