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‘SNL’ Adding Two Black Female Writers to Staff With New Cast Member

SNL Black Female Writing Staff LaKendra Tookes Leslie Jones
LaKendra Tookes / Leslie Jones

'SNL' certainly earned a bit of good faith in its commitment to addressing the racial diversity of the current 39th season cast, most recently confirming black female performer Sasheer Zamata as the newest addition to the featured players, but it seems the changes haven't stopped there. Two more women of color have joined the team, adding fellow auditioners LaKendra Tookes (above left) and Leslie Jones (above right) to the writing staff.

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‘SNL’ Adds Sasheer Zamata as New Black Female Cast Member

SNL Black Female Cast Member Sasheer Zamata
Robyn Von Swank

What, you thought Jonah Hill's third hosting gig was the 'SNL' news of the day? Nope! At long last, after a heated controversy and a nationwide search, the long-running NBC sketch comedy series has found its newest black female cast member in Upright Citizen's Brigade veteran Sasheer Zamata.

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