Lorne Michaels buckled under the pressure and hired Sasheer Zamata—funny, black and a woman all at the same time—to join the cast of SNL.

Zamata, who trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, becomes the first black female Saturday Night Live cast member in five years since the departure of Maya Rudolph. The lack of female black performers on the show stirred a debate last fall while SNL boss Lorne Michaels had been quietly conducting a talent search.

Nice going, but we did it first.