Third Cast Member In Week
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 15:29
Sasheer Zamata, who joined the comedians at Studio 8H as a featured player in 2014 before being bumped up to full cast member, will not return to the long-running NBC show following this weekend's season 42 finale, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"Saturday Night Live" just lost another one.
"Saturday Night Live" is saying goodbye to yet another cast member. On SNL, Zamata's output included impressions (like Michelle Obama and Rihanna), characters (like YouTube dancer Janelle) and being a fixture in hits like Black Jeopardy.
The news comes after Bayer announced her departure after seven years on the show, and Moynihan's departure after nine seasons as his sitcom pilot Me, Myself and I was recently picked up by CBS for the fall season. She took to Instagram, posting a photo of her on stage with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Scarlett Johansson, and musical guest Katy Perry, among others.
"Wow. What a fantastic end to a fantastic season, thanks SNL", she said.
Zamata also posted a photo celebrating her last episode.
Zamata was the first black woman to be a part of SNL's cast since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. Moynihan also branched out through portrayals of impersonations including reality star Snooki and celebrity chef Guy Fieri, which warmed the hearts of fans of the late-night show for years.