Nearly every entertainment publication possible has been talking about Saturday Night Live’s newest cast member, Sasheer Zamata, and we were no exception. Zamata is feeling the warmth of the limelight because of being the first black SNL cast member to join the show in 5 years, following Mya Rudolf’s departure. She grabbed this comedic brass ring after participating in a highly publicized search that many SNL fans watched closely. We were among them, so when we heard the news, we took a closer look at what she has to offer, and learned that in addition to being pretty funny, she’s got her eye on the pop music world too.
Although she has now set her video to private, we had the chance to check out her audition reel of impressions and comedy work. In addition to doing other stand out impressions of non music celebs like Sherri Shepherd, and Michelle Obama, Sasheer did some pretty cool impressions of black female pop stars like Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Beyonce. Her debut also lands on a big night for music. Drake will be pulling double duty as host and musical guest on January 18th.
Wanna see her in action before then? Watch her Beyonce impression by clicking here. Enjoy!