Sasheer Zamata Joins "Saturday Night Live" Cast

Posted Monday January 6, 2014 7:58 PM GMT

Putting an end to a controversy concerning a lack of diversity in it's cast, "Saturday Night Live" has hired Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member.

The comedian auditioned for the famed sketch show last month and comes from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

She will be the first African American female cast member in five years.

Ms. Zamata will make her "SNL" debut on January 18 when Drake hosts.

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