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This month, SNL finally brought on a Latino castmember and writer. After much criticism for their lack of diversity, Melissa Villaseñor has been added on as a castmember for the new season and Julio Torres has joined as a part of the writing team for the sketch comedy show.
Villaseñor, a native of the Los Angeles area, was previously on the competition show America’s Got Talent. Her impressions video series, as part of Más Mejor, has gathered a following for the comedian.
SNL also announced that Julio Torres would be joining this season as a writer. Torres has been involved with Más Mejor as well, including writing and starring in their projects. He was previously nominated for an Emmy for guest writing on SNL.
Earlier in the year, Latino leaders, including our President & CEO Alex Nogales, met with the executives over at Saturday Night Live in hopes to get Latinos hired on the show.]]>