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'Saturday Night Live' steps up auditions for African American female cast member

By April Neale Dec 13, 2013, 9:11 GMT

'Saturday Night Live' steps up auditions for African American female cast member

SNL chieftain Lorne Michaels and Martin Short at Martin Short hosts The Hollywood Radio and Television Society Presents "Comedy on TV: A Conversation with Lorne Michaels". Picture copyright by Billy Bennight / PR Photos.

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" is reportedly adding a black female comic to their roster of talent.

The long running sketch comedy series on NBC held a round of auditions at L.A.'s Groundlings Theater specifically for black women, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Several female comedians Tweeted and Instagram-ed their auditions.

The last black actress to be featured as a player on the show was Maya Rudolph, who left the cast in 2007.



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