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by Alison Willmore
January 21, 2014 1:53 PM
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Watch: Newest 'SNL' Cast Member Sasheer Zamata Pokes Fun at 'Girls' Fandom

New "Saturday Night Live" addition Sasheer Zamata made her debut on the NBC comedy institution this past weekend. Zamata's hire came after the series received considerable and well-deserved attention for its lack of diversity -- the Upright Citizens Brigade theater alum is the first black female cast member the series has had since Maya Rudolph left in 2007.

Before the new gig, Zamata appeared on TV series like "Fodder" and "Inside Amy Schumer," as well as various online videos like the one below, a new offering from Above Average, the online comedy network belonging to Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. It feature Zamata as Madison, a "denim theory" major from Oberlin who gives "Girls" tours in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, showing off important landmarks from the show like the garbage can in which Hannah illegal dumped trash from work. Take a look below.

(And while the video's a gag and fictional, the phenomenon it describes has been on the verge of happening for a while, with the bus company that runs the "Sex in the City" tours having admitted they were in the early stages of developing an offering based on the Lena Dunham HBO series. So consider the joke on all of us.)


  • Tom | January 22, 2014 4:03 PMReply

    Pretty funny. Thanks for posting.

  • Demond | January 21, 2014 2:47 PMReply

    My Reaction During the entire Sketch: What am I Watching? & Why isn't it Funny?

  • Jeanne Bon Jovi | January 21, 2014 2:24 PMReply

    Dunham theory, guys.

  • annie sprinkles | January 21, 2014 2:05 PMReply

    A good example of how liberalism's obsession with race in itself can be a form of racism. She seems like a beautiful girl, but what happens if she's not funny? Could do more harm than good.

  • Wanda Sike | January 21, 2014 11:46 PM

    Oh boy, "faux feminism"? Annie is throwing around all kinds of political agenda red flags (over a woman whose doing satire? why?) Which serves to create the things in which Sprinkler Anne alluded to: division, strife and "bitchiness." Why the bitterness?
    Why not just make a comment about whether you think it was funny or not? I'm not a 'liberal' so to speak but, I also find it strange, as alluded to by Sprinkler Anne, the strange need to bring up race.

  • annie sprinkles | January 21, 2014 4:09 PM

    You're right, I should have commented on her hilarious comedic talent on display in the vid. Oh wait, you're one of those people who cries "troll!" whenever someone expresses an opinion that you don't like! Get over yourself and you're faux feminism. You're a disgrace to the sex.

  • sprinkler Anne | January 21, 2014 3:58 PM

    Annie Sprinkles, what the hell are you talking about?? Why go there? The bad side of the internet shows itself when people can hide behind their computers and write comments that are thinly veiled with patronizing condescension covered with a faux compliment. Like two women 'complimenting each other' but its full of secret envy. "She seems like a beautiful girl but...(now I'll insert my bitchy pretend to be concerned comment about how I hope 'race relations' will get better).