TINA FEY Chimes in AMY POEHLER Less Than Vocal & How KERRY WASHINGTON Pioneered End of SNL Controversy

 th  Unless you’ve been M-I-A, you know that S-N-L recently announced an A-D-D to their show: th (2) The first black female cast member since the hilarious Maya Rudolph’s exit in 2007.th (1)

75503-original   Tina Fey, 43 (another Saturday Night Live alum) chimed in on the casting decision, however-her Golden Globe winning co-host: Amy Poehler, 42, was less than vocal.

th (10) Both Sasheer Zamata (who trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City) and rapper a-k-a Drake (the self-proclaimed Light Skinned Keith Sweat who was recently blessed and bestowed by Yeezus; the title:   “RAP GOD”th (15) will both have “firsts” on the popular show on January 18, 2014:

th (14) Drake: Musical Guest + Host

th (9)  Zamata: First black female cast member in six years.

th (7) This pairing is certain to be monumental for both those reasons. And all eyes will be:

  • on them
  • that show
  • on that date

th (3) TINA FEY EXPRESSED HER EXCITEMENT FOR ZAMATA BY STATING TO THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER:

  I think Kerry Washington did such a great job on the [November 2, 2013] show [in a sketch that addressed the controversy]. And you saw how great it was for Jay Pharoah to have someone playing Michelle Obama opposite [his President Obama]. So I feel like they registered that really quickly and they’ve acted on it really quickly.”

128554-original    Amy Poehler (also a SNL alum) elected not to comment.

th (11) Instead, she told The Hollywood Reporter: “Ugh, I don’t want to talk about this. Pass.”

Welp, there you have it.

th (6) This thing sort of reminds me the indirect way we (as kids) would decide how to get a (literal/physical) fight to begin. But in this case: the “fight” was to begin getting it looked into-an addition to the show: A black woman.

th (8)    th (12)  As kids,