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Saturday Night Live Adding Two Black Women To Their Writers' Room!

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Not only is Saturday Night Live adding a new and much needed black female cast member, they’ve also just hired two African-American women for their writers’ room!

LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones were discovered during the recent round of auditions that SNL held in order to find a funny black female to add to their cast.

The job went to Sasheer Zamata, who was announced as the newest featured player for the late-night sketch show earlier this week. But SNL’s need for more diversity is extending to the writing team as well, with the addition of LaKendra and Leslie!

LaKendra is a former news reporter who has been working as a stand up comedian in El Lay. Leslie is also a performer, and although there are no plans to have them appear on the show at this time, it’s very common for SNL’s writers to get a cameo appearance on the show from time to time!

Congratz, ladies, on this once in a lifetime gig!!!

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9 comments to “Saturday Night Live Adding Two Black Women To Their Writers' Room!”

  1. 1

    Why is this news?

  2. Neil says – reply to this


    Re: adg100 – Slow news day maybe? Or maybe just a commentary on how racism Saturday Night Live is…

    When I interview people I don't look for people of a specific color. I find the person that can do the job. Their color is not a consideration… but I guess it is for SNL

  3. 3

    thank God, now they can shut the fuck up. snl is so awful and lame who cares it "mostly" all sucks. what a sucky way to get a job. that race card comes in handy for these losers.

  4. Dalek says – reply to this


    Amy Poehler is probably super pissed now

  5. deeeeblaoo says – reply to this


    I hope they are funny. I cant even remember the last time a black female made me laugh. I can remember who but not when. Wanda.
    SNL is probably trying to increase their black female demographic (why else would they announce it to the world?). In the future all tv shows will have to be like Noah's ark. Two of everything.

  6. stm500 says – reply to this


    Why on earth is the color of their skin relevant! I find it honestly disgusting that they are being separated by their skin color instead of celebrating by their achievements on getting their job! I thought the idea was for equality for everyone not by making it news that two Black women have being hired, as it shouldn't be huge news as they should not be defined as the color of their skin but as women who probably worked very hard for this opportunity and hopefully received the job on their ability, not by the way they look or the colour of someones skin.

  7. 7

    Who cares? Personall icaay up that late.

  8. 8

    all of you people must have missed all the bad press snl was getting for not having a black female. so they hired two to shut the negroes up. sometimes bitching works but its a hell of a way to get a job.

  9. 9

    This is not a big deal…. now what about asian, native americans, etc. ?