Deadline reports that Sasheer Zamata, longtime Hairpin pal and hilarious woman, will join SNL for its next episode, to air Jan. 18. She'll be the first black female cast member on the show since Maya Rudolph left five years back. You can catch up with some of her stuff we've posted here, including the fantastic "Pursuit of Sexiness" series she did with fellow UCBer Nicole Byer; embedded above is "Sasheer Meets Her Flasher," a personal favorite. [Deadline]
Here's the hilarious first episode of "Pursuit of Sexiness," a new web series written by and starring Hairpin favorites Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer as two goal-oriented young women who are "looking for good men, easy money and free meals but would be satisfied to break even and find a guy who doesn’t prematurely ejaculate." (Warning that certain parts are NSFW.)
HBO Should Show Dongs: "Like, in between the boobs. Edited in between. Or like, literally in between, that'd be cool too"
Featuring (again) the brilliant Sasheer Zamata and other funny ladies, here's an impassioned (and slightly NSFW) plea for gender equality. "Game of Thrones? We were promised a Storm of Swords. And what did we get? Hodor. One long, flaccid Hodor schlong that's about as sexy as an uncooked roll of Pillsbury dough."
Saturday Night Live needs a black female cast member. There are exactly zero non-racist excuses for the lack of diversity on network TV in general, but SNL's diversity mandate is uniquely pressing because of the show's explicit goal: to spoof, at large, a pop culture whose mainstream is driven, in part and undeniably, by the work of black women (Oprah, Rihanna, Beyonce, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, more).
But SNL has only ever had four black female cast members in its almost 40 years on the air (in comparison, they added five white male cast members this year alone); as a result, black women in pop culture are avoided whenever possible, and [...]
The latest from the Pursuit of Sexiness web series finds Nicky and Sheer on a hunt through their friend group for "like a cute guy, someone I could like drunkly make out with and be awkward around." They find a good-looking prospect: "I wanna suck the filling out of that Twinkie." "I'd like to let the juice slide down my esophagus." "I'd like to cut him into tiny pieces, like a chicken."
Elsewhere in amusing girl-on-guy objectification, the Onion's review of Catching Fire is great.
Featuring our favorite comedienne Sasheer Zamata, here are some suggestions for congratulating a friend newly affianced to someone who is, say, "medium racist" or "uses the word 'feminist' as an insult." I am really bad at faking enthusiasm, but I could definitely at least do Step 7: Gestures and Sounds ("BLAAHHHHAHHAHAHHHH!!!!!").