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Meet Sasheer Zamata, Saturday Night Live’s Newest Cast Member

Earlier this afternoon, a big piece of casting news arrived: New York comedian Sasheer Zamata would be joining Saturday Night Live, effective immediately. Though she'll be new to much of the SNL audience, Zamata has been a staple of the New York comedy scene since 2009, through her involvement with the UCB theatre. We want to help familiarize you with Zamata so you'll know what to expect when she makes her debut. Below are ten YouTube videos that will make her one of your favorite cast members even before Don Pardo finally announces her name on January 18. And, yes, she does Michelle Obama and Beyoncé.