‘SNL’ Adds Two African-American, Female Writers


In the light of “Saturday Night Live” bringing in it’s first African-American, female cast member since 2007, the late-night sketch comedy has brought on two African-American female writers as well.

Both LaKendra Tookes (left) and Leslie Jones (right) are comediennes who auditioned for the show back when they held auditions for the demographically specific position.
Sasheer Zamata, the fortunate improv veteran who landed the role on SNL, will make her debut on Jan. 18, 2014. She is the seventh cast member hired in the transitional season that is season 39. With big names such as Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader gone, and ‘Weekend Update’ veteran Seth Meyers taking over Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (naturally making it Late Night with Seth Myers) next month, the show looks to have a bumpy road ahead of itself.
Rapper/singer Drake will both host the show and double as musical guest on January 18 when the it returns. The following week, on January 25, The Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill is set to host.
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