Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer, and current cast member on Saturday Night Live. She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and performs stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on People of Earth, Transparent, Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and ABC’s Would You Fall For That. She’s told stories for This American Life. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour’s 7 Web Series We Can’t Stop Watching in 2015.
Sasheer has been listed in Cosmopolitan’s 13 Funny Women to Watch in 2014, Time Out New York’s Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC in 2014, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine’s Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now in 2015.
She’s performed stand up at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Vodafone Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.
She stars in the films Sleight, Yoga Hosers, The Outdoorsman, and Deidre and Laney Rob A Train. She’s done voice over for Bojack Horseman, Call of Duty, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., and Albert (Nickelodeon). She also serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights.