Congrats are in order for pure Black Girl Magic as Ego Nwodim has worked her way from Baltimore, to Upright Citizen's Brigade, to the famed stage of NBC's SNL. She joins other Black women cast members and makes her debut on the show September 29th in various sketches.
Many others know her from her sold out one-woman-show in L.A. called "Great Black Women... Then There's Me." Saturday Night Live producers responded rapidly to the backlash of the lack of diversity on the cast, some coming from cast members themselves (*cough* Jay Pharaoh *cough*). It also didn't go unnoticed that Shasheer Zamata quietly left the cast after three years of barely being used in sketches.
We'll be watching, Ego!