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‘SNL’ rounds up several black female comedians for official auditions

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Remember Kerry Washington’s skit on “SNL,” where she poked fun at the lack of diversity offered on the hit late night comedy show? Well, move over late night TV because it’s about to get real. After receiving plenty of criticism from viewers and fans about the obvious lack of black women on staff over at “SNL”… for the past five years, actions have been made to diversify the cast.

Saturday Night Live” has announced that they will be holding invite only auditions for a coveted slot on the team. Executive Producer Lorne Michaels has finally taken action, telling The New York Times that he plans to audition 7-8 women all whom have recently been invited to NYC for an audition early Monday morning.

Hit the flip for a line up of black female comedians who have been invited to audition for a slot on “SNL” below. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

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