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Let’s Get To Know The Newest ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Sasheer Zamata, Through Her Tumblr

By / 01.16.14

This Saturday, Sasheer Zamata, the first African-American female cast member since Maya Rudolph, is set to make her debut on Saturday Night Live. A relative unknown to most viewers, odds are she’ll quickly become a household name.

But who the heck is Sasheer Zamata?

I tried to set up an interview with her (actually I just threw a brick through the windows of five New York buildings with a note that said “CALL ME SASHEER!”), but that proved unfruitful. Let’s see what we can expect based on her Tumblr page

She has a hilarious web-series called “Pursuit of Sexiness” with her best friend Nicky Byer (also a member of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade).

Both Nicky and Sasheer auditioned for SNL, and based on their web-series, either could have landed the role.

She knows what love is:

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This isn’t the first time she’s been on network TV:

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Sure enough…

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She is obsessed with Beyonce:

Besides the 100+ pictures of Be’, there’s also this:

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She Might Have to Explain This One on Saturday:

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Sometimes random blog posts can lead to big things:

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There’s a lot of great stuff on her Tumblr, check it out here.

Shasheer Zamata makes her debut this Saturday, January 18 on Saturday Night Live (Drake is Host and Musical Guest). We’ll have a recap of the episode so come back and tell us what you think – did she bring the funny?

Sasheer Zamata Official Tumblr, Video From Pursuit of Sexiness Homepage. Banner Image via Getty Images


TOPICS#SNL
TAGScomedyNBCSASHEER ZAMATAsaturday night live

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