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SNL’s Secret Audition For Black Female Cast Members Was All Just A Publicity Stunt?!

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Please, please, PLEASE let this not be true!!!

Earlier this week, word spread that Saturday Night Live was holding auditions in Los Angeles in an attempt to try and find a MUCH needed black woman to join the cast of NBC’s late night staple, which celebrated its 39th season this year.

Above is a picture of some of the talented and funny females who were brought in for the chance of a lifetime - to audition for SNL creator Lorne Michaels! Only problem, Lorne wasn’t even there!

So was this audition legit or was this tryout sesh all just smoke and mirrors?!

Comedian Tiffany Haddish was one of the lucky few invited to the Groundlings Theater that day but she says the whole event was horse sh*t! Tiffany explained:

“They already know who they want. They’re just wasting all these black women's time and gas money.”

Well, here’s the thing. While we weren’t there to see just how these auditions went down, it wouldn’t be unheard of if Lorne wasn’t there for Round 1. That’s why the show has more than one producer.

Also, they have a live show this Saturday. Mr. Michaels doesn’t have time to fly across the country for this. We’re guessing that those moving on for callbacks in New York will be standing in front of him on the Studio 8H floor very soon though!

Finally, if this was really just a trick to try and quiet critics who say SNL is lacking in diversity, it would never work! Because auditioning black women and hiring them aren’t the same thing. Until Don Pardo shouts out the name of a new cast member, the problem still VERY much exists!

Best of luck in getting the gig though, Tiffany!

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5 comments to “SNL’s Secret Audition For Black Female Cast Members Was All Just A Publicity Stunt?!”

  1. HaveAseat says – reply to this


    american idol and Xfactor being doing this for years, why can't SNL???

  2. mr pete says – reply to this


    I find this so dumb
    just another example of affirmative action
    what happened to the best qualified person gets the job
    If the need a black women for a skit, paint a white woman black, that's what acting is, you pretend to be someone your not
    Case in point
    Nicki Mange

  3. 3

    stick a black chick in that mess its not possible for her to make it suck more then it does already. shut them up

  4. 4

    Re: Yeah Whatever Asshole – No kidding, saw this story there earlier.

  5. Lesley says – reply to this


    The one in the center with the blonde weave/hair is a big Vine celeb. Does a lot of videos with other popular viners. She'd be good if it were a real audition.