'SNL' Welcomes Sasheer Zamata to the Cast

Lara Spencer explains what has people buzzing on the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
3:00 | 01/07/14

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Transcript for 'SNL' Welcomes Sasheer Zamata to the Cast
This morning we begin which welcoming "saturday night live's" newest cast member, sasheer zamata. I'm going to get this. Sasheer zamata. Got it. Remember that name. Sasheer zamata. She is the first african-american to join the cast since maya rudolph left in 2007. This comes a few months you might remember after the show acknowledged the need for more diversity. It was a sketch in which kerry washington played every character who happened to be a woman of color. It was funny but it made a sea clear point "snl" said it loud and clear and answered with have mate th ha zamata. Nick watt knew how funny she was before any of us. Look at this. Nick watt always cutting edge, yeah. She was on his show -- remember the show -- this show he had on yeah, that's right. She was on the show and very, very funny and apparently has been doing a lot of great work and "snl" -- I knew I saw her from somewhere. That was it. I knew it. Thank you. Coming your way. Also in "pop news," festivus may be over but jerry seinfeld may have a late holiday gift. He took to riddit to answer questions. He hinted he and his fellow "seinfeld" creator larry david have teamed up on a top secret project. He's keeping the details under wraps for now but have written a script and it is, big, huge, gigantic, even bigger than that amazon package. He's still got it. Yes. Please. Something. We're excited about that. Then finally it's the beginning of the year. You know what that mean, time to toss out the christmas trees and some are taking that to a whole new level talking about eighth annual christmas tree throwing contest in germany. Where else? Take off the lights and chuck it, baby. Three different styles in the contest, the javelin, the hammer and also a high jump competition over your tree. Contestants, however, do need to provide their own. It's byot. Yeah. You have a busy night. What are you doing? Thank you, robin. I'm glad you asked hosting the national border review and all the big stars and directors. I'm actually -- it's festive cocktails so can i go through your closets? Just make sure it has sleeves. And stockings. All right. Lara, thank you.

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