So, it was the night on Saturday Night Live that many had been waiting for: new cast member Sasheer Zamata was going to make her debut as the first black female cast member in five years. So, how did it go?
Well, Zamata’s debut may have been a little more lowkey than many were expecting. She didn’t say much but appeared in quite a few of the skits, sometimes adding in a few lines. There was the “Mazel Tov” during the opening monologue, the chorus during “Resolution Revolution,” and she also played a high school student during a skit of “Hip Hop Classics: Before They Were Stars.” It was during the latter that she had more lines.
While we’re definitely looking forward to seeing more of Sasheer Zamata, Saturday night’s episode belong to Drake and his pretty impressive comedic timing. His opening monologue started off with him explaining that he is a biracial rapper from Canada who is also Jewish. He reminisced on his bar mitzvah and it turned into a flashback moment where both sides of his family were pretty much meeting for the first time. In the flashback, Drake performed a rap song as a 13 year old kid explaining how both sides of his culture are engrained in him. Hilarious.
Check out clips of the show below that feature both Drake and Sasheer Zamata? Did you watch? What did you think?