Thursday, January 9, 2014

SNL 's First Black Cast Member In 5 Years

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Saturday Night Live has hired their first black female cast member in 5 years this week, Sasheer Zamata, the sketch comedy show has also just hired two black female writers.
 
According to the Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, who were discovered during the sketch show's recent auditions, will join SNL's writers' room starting Monday.  They are both comedians, but as of right now, are not scheduled to appear in front of the camera.

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