Watch Out for the Ladies of Late Night 

It’s not just Sasheer Zamata at Saturday Night Live; black women are making big strides in comedy.

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Sasheer Zamata is set to debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend. It’s been five years since an African-American female was part of the cast. But Zamata will have some company in the halls of NBC’s Rockefeller Center. Take a look at the new ladies of late night.

Amber Ruffin is an alumna of Second City in Chicago. She will join Late Night With Seth Meyers as a staff writer, solidifying her place as the first black female writer for a late-night network TV show.

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Sasheer Zamata is an alumna of New York’s prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She is the newest cast member of SNL.

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