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Amy Poehler: New 'SNL' hire Sasheer Zamata is 'an awesome performer'


It turns out Amy Poehler does want to talk about "Saturday Night Live's" hiring of Sasheer Zamata, the first African-American woman to join the cast in several years.

Poehler came to the TCA winter press tour Friday (Jan. 10) to promote "Broad City," a new Comedy Central series she executive produces. A reporter asked her about Zamata, who's affiliated with the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe Poehler co-founded.

"I'm so glad you asked that. I recently did an interview where they misquoted me out of context, as if I passed to respond on Sasheer's hiring," Poehler says. "But I had done that interview many weeks ago and I had not got a chance to say congratulations officially to her."

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