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‘SNL’s’ Sasheer Zamata makes her debut Saturday

Sasheer Zamata. (AP Photo/Cate Hellman Photography) Sasheer Zamata. (AP Photo/Cate Hellman Photography)

“Saturday Night Live’s” newest cast member, Sasheer Zamata, makes her debut Saturday night on NBC, 11:30 EST. The Upright Citizens Brigade alum joins a small sorority of black women who have been cast members: Maya Rudolph, Ellen Cleghorne, Danitra Vance and Yvonne Hudson.

Will we see a sketch about Michelle Obama, who turned 50 Friday? The first lady tweeted a picture of herself with her brand new AARP card earlier:


Anything’s possible, but whatever happens, I’ll be live-tweeting the show @SorayaTWP, so be sure to share your thoughts and we can all cackle together!

In the meantime, a little background on Zamata:

Sasheer Zamata, the first black female cast member on "Saturday Night Live" since 2007, makes her debut this weekend. And she's not the only notable hire for the sketch comedy show. (Pamela Kirkland/The Washington Post)
Soraya Nadia McDonald covered arts, entertainment and culture with a focus on issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality.

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