Sadly, Sasheer Zamata did not find success as a subway performer, but the comedienne can take solace in the fact that SHE’S JUST BEEN CAST ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE“! The “Hey Girl” standout and BFF of “Girl Code“‘s Nicole Byer is the first black woman to join the production since Maya Rudolph signed off in 2007, and will waste no time stepping onto 30 Rock’s most famous stage — her first show is next week!
In an ensemble cast already stacked with comedy mammoths — Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Vanessa Bayer are some of the strongest talent the show has seen in years — Sasheer’s certainly got her work cut out for her, but if her hilarious advice and expert sketches on MTV are any indication, she’ll have no trouble fitting in. Don’t believe us? Check out verifiable proof from her “Hey Girl” contributions, and be sure to watch Sasheer during her “SNL” debut on January 18th with guest host Drake!
On “Hey Girl,” Sasheer got down to the nitty-gritty about what’s reasonable when it comes to breakups. The consensus? Not cool to dump a girlfriend by going down to the bodega for toilet paper and telling her you might be gay upon your return.
If you’re following in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, you’ve gotta know how to clean up for the cameras, and tasked with the challenge of helping a high school student pick out a prom dress, Sasheer proved she knows clothes (though maybe not glasses…).
You definitely can’t have any reservations up on the “SNL” stage, and Sasheer’s open philosophies about love show there’s little she’s afraid of.