There are currently two Black men on SNL, but diversity is far and few between otherwise. But according to TheJasmineBrand, they’re ready to make a change.
Lorne Michaels and company reportedly held secret auditions last week that asked for only black comediennes. Clearly the criticism has made the folks at SNL sweat. First they asked Kerry Washington to host (bringing in some of the biggest ratings of this new season) and now this. TheJasmineBrand spoke to one of the women who was invited to audition, Bresha Webb, known for her work as Imunique on Love That Girl (TV One). She dished about what the process was like and why she’s more than ready to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
ON HOW THE AUDITION CAME ABOUT: “The audition came about from an inside source from SNL. I don’t think any of us had a clue about the showcase until two days prior. It was an awesome opportunity even though it was such a short notice but, if you stay ready you ain’t gotta get ready and we were READY! Lol But we were all honored to be selected.”
HOW HER NAME WAS THROWN INTO THE RING: “I found out that I was on a list of funny women in the industry and there was an opportunity for me to audition for SNL last summer but, I was filming “Love that Girl” and now the opportunity has represented itself.”