Sasheer Zamata is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after joining the cast in 2014. She is the third cast member to be released from the show this week.
After four seasons, Zamata leaves with Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan who both confirmed that last night’s season finale would be their last with the show.
On the show, Zamata essentially played every famous Black woman, including Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Solange and a pregnant Beyoncé. She was also a regular on the show’s “Black Jeopardy” skit, which was always hilarious.
In addition to SNL, Zamata has appeared on “People of Earth,” “Transparent,” and Netflix’s Bojack Horseman and a movie I just watched this past week, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train. And her own comedy special Sasheer Zamata: Pizza Mind. Like the other castmembers leaving the show, Zamata wasn’t given an on-screen send off. But she was hoisted up by The Rock…so there’s that, which isn’t exactly small potatoes.
I always felt that SNL wasn’t exactly tapping into all that Sasheer had to offer, so it’ll be interesting to see what she does next.