Sasheer Zamata joins a host of iconic comedians as the latest addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live!
Sasheer is an actress, writer, and comedian living in NYC. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Drama, she moved to New York in 2009 and began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Her work has been featured in BUST, Jezebel, Hairpin, Vulture, Think Progress, Clutch Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Times. She’s done stand up at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, the Letterman Showcase in the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Showcase, and has opened for John Mulaney and the Bonnaroo365 tour. Cosmo also listed her as a comic to watch.
She has performed in online videos for Jest and College Humor that have been featured on the Today Show and Jezebel. She wrote and performed in a webseries for The Cooking Channel, called Fodder. She co-starred in The Cooking Channel’s Back In Time for Thanksgiving special. She appears in sketches on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. She’ll be starring in MTV’s Hey Girl and ABC’s Would You Fall For That?, and you can occasionally see her in commercials for Target, Verizon Wireless, NY Lotto and Apple.