sasheer zamata michelle obama Meet Sasheer Zamata, 'Saturday Night Live's' newest cast member

“Saturday Night Live” added a new cast member to its ranks on Monday (Jan. 6): Sasheer Zamata.

As the first female African-American cast member since Maya Rudolph‘s exit in 2007, the possibilities are endless for all the characters Zamata can play and bring to the table on the NBC sketch comedy show. But why wait for her first episode to air on Jan. 18 with host/musical guest Drake to find out what Zamata can do? 

Zap2it scoured the comedian’s YouTube page to see what impersonations and original characters she’s got in her wheelhouse. Watch the videos below:

Zamata is ready to take on Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and Ru Paul:

Here’s an original sketch Zamata wrote about a tie that means so much more:

She’s certainly got the pipes to play Beyonce:

And she’s got experience in digital shorts:

What do you think of Zamata’s past work? Are you excited to see what she adds to the cast?

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum