Unless you’ve been M-I-A, you know that S-N-L recently announced an A-D-D to their show: The first black female cast member since the hilarious Maya Rudolph’s exit in 2007.
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.
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”) will both have “firsts” on the popular show on January 18, 2014:
Drake: Musical Guest + Host
Zamata: First black female cast member in six years.
This pairing is certain to be monumental for both those reasons. And all eyes will be:
- on them
- that show
- on that date
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.”
Instead, she told The Hollywood Reporter: “Ugh, I don’t want to talk about this. Pass.”
Welp, there you have it.
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.