It looks like there will soon be a new addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live. After criticism from cast member Jay Pharoah about the lack of black female comediennes on the show, the program is reportedly down to at least three contenders.
The women were part of casting calls that took place in New York and Los Angeles. Even the auditions were criticized — by one of the women trying out, no less — for being a publicity stunt.
If it’s a publicity stunt, it’s not a very good one since they were kept relatively quiet. Unless they wanted it to leak out, in which case, success! But the stakes are high for both the show and the prospective new star, with all eyes on how the situation will be handled.