Amy Poehler: New 'SNL' hire Sasheer Zamata is 'an awesome performer'

It turns out Amy Poehler does want to talk about "Saturday Night Live's" hiring of Sasheer Zamata, the first African-American woman to join the cast in several years.Poehler came to the TCA winter press tour Friday (Jan. 10) to promote "Broad City," a new Comedy Central series she executive produces. A reporter asked her about Zamata, who's affiliated with the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe Poehler co-founded."I'm so glad you asked that. I recently did an interview where they misquoted me out of context, as if I passed to respond on Sasheer's hiring," Poehler says. "But I had done that interview many weeks ago and I had not got a chance to say congratulations officially to her."Poehler's referring to a Hollywood Reporter Q-and-A she and her Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey, did in which they're asked about "SNL" adding a black woman to the cast. Poehler's answer: "Ugh, I don't want to talk about this....


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