Saturday Night Live Adds Sasheer Zamata to the Cast


“Saturday Night Live” has added Sasheer Zamata to the cast as a featured player. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Zamata trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.

In related news, NBC announced that two shows will air in January. On January 18, Drake takes the SNL stage as host and musical guest. Drake was recently nominated for four 2014 Grammy Awards, and just completed his North American “Would You Like A Tour?” tour.

Jonah Hill returns for his third hosting engagement on January 25. The Oscar-nominated actor stars in the Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, currently in theaters.

U.K. band Bastille joins Hill for their SNL debut. Their single “Pompeii” topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart for four weeks and will be featured on “All This Bad Blood,” a multi-part deluxe album set for release in the U.S. on January 14.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.