Why do these things always seem to happen in threes? Following the news that longtime cast members Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer would be leaving Saturday Night Live, Entertainment Tonight has reported that Sasheer Zamata would be joining their exodus.
Zamata was hired onto the show in 2014 following intense criticism of SNL's lack of racial diversity. After starting as a featured player, she was promoted to repertory player in 2015. During her time on the show, Zamata was best known for her impersonations, specifically of Beyonce, Rihanna, and Michelle Obama.
Speaking about her standup, she told Vulture: "I feel so lucky and so privileged that I like writing for myself. Like I don't have to wait for somebody to create a part for me or a project for me. I can just do it. And that's so great. Hopefully one day there will be so many parts for all types of people who look like me and don't look like me. But as of now, it's a little bit like you have to put your own foot in the door, because these doors aren't always open."
She shared this photo from her final episode with the famed variety show: