By Samantha Highfill
Updated December 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM EST
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UPDATE (Dec. 13): Executive producerLorne Michaels tells The New York Times a black woman will join SNL‘s cast in early 2014.

ORIGINAL POST: Saturday Night Live is looking for new talent, and the show has clearly listened to recent criticism.

EW has confirmed that SNL held an audition for female black comedians just last week at L.A.’s Groundlings Theater. This fall, the show got some flak for adding six new cast members, all white, when there still wasn’t a black female in the mix. They addressed the controversy when Kerry Washington hosted last month, but some critics — including civil-rights group Color of Change — demanded more. This audition could be a step in that direction. Although we’re not sure how many comedians were invited, a few of them took to Twitter and Instagram to talk about their experience.

Actress Bresha Webb also talked to the Jasmine BRAND about her audition, saying: “The audition came about from an inside source from SNL. I don’t think any of us had a clue about the showcase until two days prior.”

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Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

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  • 45
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  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
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  • Lorne Michaels
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  • NBC
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