'Saturday Night Live' Hires 2 Black Female Writers
They're LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, two comedians discovered during not-so-secret tryouts in New York and LA.By Danny Matteson | January 8, 2014
After months of controversy over its cast's lack of diversity, "Saturday Night Live" recently added its first black female cast member since 2007. Now it appears the sketch comedy show is diversifying behind the scenes, as well.
According to an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, the show has added two female African-American writers to its staff.
They're LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, two comedians discovered during the not-so-secret tryouts in New York and LA — those meant to land a new African-American female cast member for the show. (Via YouTube / funnygirlLKT, YouTube / TheLaughFactory)