SNL Holds Secret Audition to Fill Black Lady Gap

SNL holds auditions for Black female comedians

SNL holds auditions for Black female comedians at Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles

To shut Black women up , Saturday Night Live recently held a secret audition just for them! Yayyyyy!

Extremely funny actress Bresha Webb ( Love That Girl ), who plays Imunique on TV One’s Love That Girl , was in attendance and gave The Jasmine Brand the inside scoop :

“The audition came about from an inside source from SNL. I don’t think any of us had a clue about the showcase until two days prior.

It was an awesome opportunity even though it was such a short notice but, if you stay ready you ain’t gotta get ready and we were READY! Lol But we were all honored to be selected…

I found out that I was on a list of funny women in the industry and there was an opportunity for me to audition for SNL last summer but, I was filming ‘Love that Girl’ and now the opportunity has represented itself.”

Comedians praybackstage at SNL's secret audition

Comedians pray backstage at SNL’s secret audition at Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles

“I can share that we all entered the Groundlings theater backstage having no idea what to expect. I had no clue who was apart of the showcase. Of course my Comedienne friends (Tiffany Haddish, Beth Payne and Gabrielle Dennis) were there.

And some talented ladies in sketch comedy were there that I had never met. We were all very supportive of each other and there was no sense of competition or pettiness.

We were just happy that some new black women in comedy were being considered and given a shot. We even held hands prayed after the showcase. It was refreshing.

The show was also sold out. It was packed to the max…there hasn’t been a black woman on the show in a while, however, I’m thankful to possibly be the one they’ve been looking for. Or waiting for.”

While it’d be a great opportunity for talented women like Bresha to be on SNL next season, “fixing” the show’s diversity issues benefits the show as well… The same show that has barely sought these women before becoming the focus of outrage .

Does this mean SNL is also bulking up its Black female writing staff? If not, again I ask — where’s the next In Living Color ?

Anyways, Love That Girl , now in its fourth season, airs Fridays at 9pm on TV One.

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