Sasheer Zamata, the new SNL member and first African American comedienne since Maya Rudolph.

Sasheer Zamata, the new SNL member and first African American comedienne since Maya Rudolph.

GREAT WAY to start the New Year, Lorne Michaels.

From Deadline:

Three years after she graduated from the University of Virginia, Sasheer Zamata is landing a very big break “” the young comedy performer has been selected to join Saturday Night Live as a new cast member. Zamata will make her debut on the venerable NBC late-night sketch comedy series on its next live show slated for January 18 with Drake as host and musical guest.