‘S.N.L.’ Hires Black Female Cast Member

Bill Carter, New York Times, January 7, 2014

“Saturday Night Live” concluded its search for a black female cast member on Monday when it hired Sasheer Zamata, a young sketch comedian who has been performing in the New York area for the last four years.

The selection of Ms. Zamata came at the conclusion of what amounted to a midseason talent search by “S.N.L.,” which had been criticized for what was described as a glaring omission in the show’s cast.

Ms. Zamata will be what the show calls a “featured player,” the conventional post for new cast members. {snip}


The addition of Ms. Zamata will bring the current cast of “S.N.L.” to 17 players, seven of them women.

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  • dd121

    Great! One more reason not to watch this anti-white hateful program.

  • bigone4u

    The show mocks every decent value known to man. I have watched it only a few times just to remind myself how the media hates white Christian middle class values.

    • LeGrandDerangement

      Put the TV in the garage about 8 years ago, where it sits today.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Sold mine six years ago.

      • newscomments70

        I threw mine away. I actually paid someone $100 to remove it from my home. I hate it. I didn’t even want it in the garage.

    • I loved their fake commercials, especially the one for “Happy Fun Ball”. SNL was starting to bore me a little on trips to my mother’s place, and I liked Jimmy Kimmel’s “Unnecessary Censorship” as a substitute. What SNL recently did with a totally insane fake movie video “Let’s Do It On My Twin Bed” completely floored me; I laughed like a hyena on nitrous oxide.

      Mockery, my friend is a large part of what makes us human. The ability to enjoy another’s foibles and to introspectively laugh at our own is a gift we give ourselves. I was locked up for three years, and I blogged the whole time via my friends. My byline was “Bongo Bongo Bongo In The Concrete Congo”. I had already won at that point, and everyone – even the prosecutor – knew it.

      My recent revenge against my ex-father was intellectual mockery. He photographed a strange spider outside Hana, on Maui, Hawaii in 1978. This is an undescribed Latrodectus (widow) species. I kept everything about that spider secret from him for almost 36 years. It is the complete truth, and I wrote him and told him so last week. He will look through his old collection of slides, find the picture of that spider and contact someone. It will turn out to be an unknown Latrodectus species. I have known this since 1978 because I let the damned thing bite me.

      I loved the wait more than I loved the final delivery.

      Mock mock mock mock mock mock mock! Since most of us are not monkeys anymore, we do that instead of flinging poop.

  • sbuffalonative

    I watched one of her clips on the web and it confirmed what I had said before. The character she played was a stereotype of a black woman talking and yelling while watching a movie.

    Like Dave Chappel, when you show blacks the ‘authentic black’ characters that blacks want to see, you end up showing stereotypes.

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    SNL hires a black female! A twofer!
    I am soooo impressed.

    • LeGrandDerangement

      If she’s a lesbian, that’s three!

      • Katherine McChesney

        If she’s an atheist, that’s four!

        • IstvanIN

          A cripple, FIVE!

          • dd121

            Hold you cards! I think we have a winner.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    Was at the barber shop so actually got to read an honest-to-goodness print newspaper today. I read this article and was puzzled how this qualifies as “news.” But in race-insane America, those who don’t obey racial orthodoxy are punished even after capitulating.

  • JackKrak

    In fact, the only reason they need a black woman on the cast is so she can play the “black woman” character.

    It’s the same all over television and in films too. When they’re not playing the “black computer genius”, “poor but noble and morally upright black man” or “black judge/administrator/police chief” character, it’s the gangbanger / super-sassy ghetto female or voice of hipness character.

    • sbuffalonative

      The black female character they need is Michele Obama. She will not be mocked.

    • Whirlwinder

      Makes you want to kill your TV, doesn’t it.

  • D.B. Cooper

    If she is willing to make fun of black stereotypes, it might be funny. I used to like In Living Color for the very reason why liberals hated it.
    Get it?? “Haaaayted it!”

  • Spartacus

    So it took an entire media campaign to get this negress a job. She must be feeling really proud now…

    • Mergatroyd

      It also took hours of highly segregated, racist auditions to find this token.

  • borogirl54

    They had a biracial female performer, Maya Rudolph, who has since left the show.

    • Strider73

      Maya was terrific in Idiocracy, where she was the smartest woman in America.

  • MekongDelta69

    And I should care about this, because…?

    • LACounty

      Exactly. Who cares? This story seems a bit out of place here.

  • Funruffian

    SNL is dead. I haven’t watched this show in years and it hasn’t had any funny sketches in a long time. The writers and creators of the show are fully liberal undoubtedly. Occasionally they may mock their fellow liberals in order to save face with the majority of America. They aren’t stupid to marketing. Back in the early 80’s this program nearly tanked.
    I knew some people who still vow that the original cast was the best. I think the show was equally as bad then as it is today.

  • Extropico

    I currently do not own a television and refuse to pay for cable.

    • We don’t have cable either, but there’s still movies on DVD.

      • Extropico

        Plus, you have the glorious Colorado outdoors. I still treasure the memory of my ascent to Pike’s Peak.

        • Every place I have ever been has its own outdoor beauty. I missed Colorado when I was in Sydney, one of my friends drove a boat down from Newcastle on the roof-rack of his old Volvo station wagon. We fished out of that every weekend, when the weather was good, and dug for clams or trapped crabs near Coogee Beach when the weather was stormy.

          In Santa Cruz as an undergrad, I found the rain miserable, but the riotous amount of greenery was quite nice.

          For me, however, it was always the people with whom I shared these things, that made me happy, rather than the scenery itself. Even in prison when there was little to look at, talking with the people and hearing their stories was fine. It probably saved my sanity.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Might I suggest Netflix for some fine entertainment such as RED DWARF (still PC but funny none the less)

  • Druid

    Just a business decision, She’ll be gone fast enough.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    This headline from the Daily Caller says it all:

    Lorne Michaels bravely hires unfunny black woman

    Zamata’s apparent inability to be funny is just one of numerous obstacles that she has bravely overcome in her quest to fill a token quota on the vaunted Saturday Night Live cast.

    The hiring of another unfunny cast member for the unfunny TV institution provoked an outpouring of praise from unfunny people all around the world.

    SNL stopped being funny and “jumped the shark” decades ago. HOPEFULLY, the decision to hire for diversity instead of talent will put a long overdue fork in it.

  • OhWow

    While we are on the topic of “glaring omissions”, how about whites in the NBA and NFL? Blacks make up over 80% of NBA players and they are only 13% of the population. It’s so racist! Blacks also make up around 70-75% of NFL players. One of the last positions that was routinely white was QB. Now teams are getting black QB’s instead of white ones. Soon the percentage will be more like 85% black. Racist!

    I have challenged liberals to explain to me why this is ignored. I almost never get an answer and when I do it usually looks like this “Do you even know about history?”. So liberals imply that we must be racist to whites today to make up for things. They are such hypocrites and they have no idea.

    • Mergatroyd

      Lefties by definition are devoid of rational thinking, because they’re been brainwashed with anti-White slogans. Careful questioning them, when their narrow world view is exposed, many resort to violence.

  • pcmustgo

    The picture of the black actress they hired shows her with an Angry Black Woman expression on her face. The picture says it all.

  • DNA Explains It All

    Pray you’re right, that thing is painful to watch, at least since losing Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin, don’t think they have garnered a chortle since.

    • Strider73

      Parts of the show were good in the early 1990s. I would tune in just to see “Wayne’s World,” then change the channel when it was over.

      • IstvanIN

        I liked it when they had the guy who played Church Lady and the Jewish guy who used to say “ACTING”, can’t think of their names right now.

        • Strider73

          The “Church Lady” was none other than Dana Carvey, who also played Garth in “Wayne’s World.” He is definitely one of the best impressionists around today — his Johnny Carson, James Stewart and Ross Perot were spectacular.

          Sorry, I don’t recall who the other guy was.

  • IstvanIN

    A cripple would be 6???

  • LACounty

    My point being these types of stories happen often. Another case of racism against Whites. I’m tired of hearing about them and not hearing about cures. I’d like to hear more White success stories. Hollywood, racist? Shocking. I understand what you’re saying. Sometimes frustration sets in. This is a great site and I’m looking for answers and cures, plus results.