5:39 pm - 01/09/2014

MADtv Vet Debra Wilson Talks New SNL Cast Member Sasheer Zamata

"Stop with the expectations!"

Veteran comic Debra Wilson, who starred on MADtv for 8 seasons, says Sasheer Zamata will do fine on “Saturday Night Live” telling Showbiz Tonight, “They hired her because she’s funny…and I think she is going to be amazing!”

Sasheer has produced her own skits on her website and appears to have what it takes to be a great addition to the famous skit show. But some online critics have been suggesting that Sasheer may be challenged on just how funny she is because she’s the first black female cast member to join the show in 6 years.

Debra says “I think we need to stop with the expectations and have her just be what she’s gonna be…”

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wauwy 9th-Jan-2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
Debra Wilson is the fucking QUEEN. She and Mo Collins were my comedic life back in high school. I still do the Lorraine cough sometimes

travk 9th-Jan-2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
That was incredible.
zeldazonked 9th-Jan-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
omg, I don't know how I forgot about Lorraine. LOL.

All my friends judged me, but I really thought that there were a few years there where MadTV was more enjoyable than SNL.
wauwy 9th-Jan-2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
oh, it was absolutely superior. No contest.
rara8777 9th-Jan-2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
Mad TV produced more quality sketches in the 14 years it was on than SNL has in its entire run. And I truly do like SNL.
anchellada 9th-Jan-2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
ofc. there was stewart too lol
yousaidlog 9th-Jan-2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
omg yes Lorraine is everything
cantlogoff 9th-Jan-2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
their skits are legendary
bellapisces 9th-Jan-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
This reminds me that one of my favorite MADtv skits was their parody of that MTV Icon special, Mo Collins as Pink "dancing" to Whitney Houston's songs was hilarious.
shanny_w 9th-Jan-2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
lol @ that throat clearing thing in the library & then through the bullhorn. when ever i hear someone clear their throat like that i think of this character.
tangerinefriday 10th-Jan-2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
She is THE FUNNIEST human being ever OMGGGG <333
stussytribe 9th-Jan-2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
literal queen, whew else?
stussytribe 9th-Jan-2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
the internet could get cristina bells dumbass nancy drew ass show veronica mars a dumbass movie, now lets get debra wilson a fuckin show
sastra_fuss 9th-Jan-2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Step off veronica mars gurl
cryinonthemetro 9th-Jan-2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe that. who was still thinking about Veronica Mars in the year of our lord 2014?
robotpotatoes 9th-Jan-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
no lies for this flawless queen

zeldazonked 9th-Jan-2014 06:59 pm (UTC)

I need more Debra Wilson in my life tho.

Edited at 2014-01-09 06:59 pm (UTC)
strong_delicate 9th-Jan-2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
Why is the news going out and getting every black comedian to comment on SNL hiring Sasheer? I mean, damn. I get it but its obnoxious. Like now because SNL did this "favor" and hired a black woman on the show, she will now be critiqued and hyped to death.

Oh and Debra Wilson is my everything.
wauwy 9th-Jan-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
I guess because black women comedians rarely have an opportunity to comment on anything unless they're like Whoopi Goldberg. Sad but true.
sdpt 9th-Jan-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
unless they're like Whoopi Goldberg

hpennhills 9th-Jan-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Love her!
kevonmartini10 9th-Jan-2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
love her. I think Mad TV was as sloppy and inconsistent as SNL is but they had some amazing cast members over the years.
chuk_is_dazzled 9th-Jan-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
amazing, she is so great
xpirate_queenx 9th-Jan-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
She's awesome. I kinda wish it'd been her; I'd love to have her back on a sketch show.

sunredskyblue 9th-Jan-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
I love this skit and how they switched from a black daughter to a white one lmao 
pikapika217 9th-Jan-2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
BEST Spishak sketch EVER
spread 9th-Jan-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
OMG I need to watch it, now.

Edited at 2014-01-09 07:18 pm (UTC)
shanny_w 9th-Jan-2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
no more light bulbs
nene718 9th-Jan-2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
omg that girl with the pigtails is adorable
babydontsweat 10th-Jan-2014 03:58 am (UTC)
i'm wondering why she hasn't appeared in a cameo on Key & Peele since they were all once castmembers on MadTV... i've seen other MadTV people on K&P so why not Debra
bad_houses 9th-Jan-2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
I LOVE HER!!!! she is so underappreciated. SO good as goddess whitney. and as oprah. and BUNIFA. i miss mad tv. snl sucks.

and shes gorgeous!
sunredskyblue 9th-Jan-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I wish Debra was still on my tv. 
eaglefan2011 9th-Jan-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
love her, wish she was still on tv
bear100 9th-Jan-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing op. i actually tried submitting this yesterday but was told we didn't need another person's opinion on the matter. :-/
spread 9th-Jan-2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
YASSSS Debra gave that sermon!!
logan_lerman 9th-Jan-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
i used to love madtv so much lmao

i wonder how often they'll actually use sasheer tho other than the inevitable michelle obama skits

shy_mse 9th-Jan-2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
i love her sfm. mad tv was amazing back in the day.

anyone know what she's up to now?
coldmemory 9th-Jan-2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
last i checked she did mentorship/instructor work for an improv studio in LA. but that was about a year ago
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