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Sasheer Zamata Joins 'Saturday Night Live' As New Cast Member - 06 Jan 2014
zamata EXCLUSIVE: Four years after she graduated from the University of Virginia, Sasheer Zamata is landing a very big break — the young comedy performer has been selected to join Saturday Night Live as a new cast member. Zamata will make her debut ...
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Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata and more added to JFL42 lineup

Toronto Star - 11 Jul 2017
Veteran U.S. standup Mike Birbiglia, newly departed Saturday Night Live comic Sasheer Zamata and more have bolstered the lineup for this year's JFL42 comedy festival, running from Sept. 21 to 30 at venues around Toronto. The reinforcements announced ...
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How I Found My Standup Comedy Super Power

Bustle - 10 Jul 2017
Actor, comedian, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata has been doing standup comedy for years (in fact she's one of the highlights at this year's Just For Laughs festival), but that's far from the only thing she's been doing. A ...
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3 Comedians Who Embody the Role's New Politicization

Study Breaks - 28 Jun 2017
Hasan Minhaj, Sasheer Zamata and Trevor Noah are part of a new generation of comedians who aren't afraid to tackle big issues in their stand-up sets. At the risk of making some audience members and viewers uncomfortable, these comedians challenge ...
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Comedy in NYC This Week

New York Times - 20 Jul 2017
MO AMER at Gramercy Theater (July 21, 8 p.m.). Mr. Amer has been performing with the “Allah Made Me Funny” global comedy tour for more than a decade, carving out a niche as a stand-up who mixes a Muslim perspective on global politics with personal ...
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New headliner for local comedy fest

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - 21 Jul 2017
After months of touting former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Sasheer Zamata as the headliner of its inaugural Let's Fest comedy festival, the Fort Wayne comedy group Let's Comedy was thrown a curve ball and now has a new headliner. Stand-up ...
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Amanda Seales is bringing the laughs and ignoring the white gaze

Los Angeles Times - 20 Jul 2017
I randomly got a call for one of them and was on stage with Marina Franklin and Sasheer Zamata, who ended up getting the job, and all these women. That's how I started stand-up. It was in a very elite space. Amanda Seales hosting a comedy game show at ...
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Aisha Tyler isn't a 'black comic.' She's a comic who is black.

Los Angeles Times - 20 Jul 2017
What's changed — and it's not because of me — is there are a lot of black women out there doing something different: Issa Rae, Sasheer Zamata, Jessica Williams. They're really being themselves. That's what's important [because it shows] we're as ...
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Bustle's Comedy IRL Class of 2017

Bustle - 05 Jul 2017
Check back each Monday in July for new profiles from the likes of Rachel Bloom, Phoebe Robinson, Sasheer Zamata, Kristen Bell, Aya Cash, and more. We all know women are strong as hell, but these talented, hilarious women prove that day in and day out.
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Sasheer Zamata Joins 'Saturday Night Live' Exodus

HuffPost - 22 May 2017
Despite one of its most successful seasons in recent memory, “Saturday Night Live” experienced another cast shakeup over the weekend. Sasheer Zamata has left the show, Variety reported Sunday, following the announced departures of Bobby Moynihan ...
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Friday's TV highlights: 'Meet Me in St. Louis' on KCET

Los Angeles Times - 14 Jul 2017
The Talk Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Sasheer Zamata; Curtis Stone. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS. Charlie Rose: The Week (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE. Washington Week Repealing the Affordable Care Act; the Russia investigation and its impact on the legislative agenda: Mark ...
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At the Lower East Side Film Festival, Queers Turn Out In Force

HuffPost - 14 Jul 2017
Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”), Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), and Mr. Lane were among the performers to take the sold-out stage. Hosted by the inimitable Kerry Coddett, “Comedy Night” came ahead of the wide release of “I'm Dying Up Here,” ...
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Why Sasheer Zamata Never Had a Chance on Saturday Night Live

Vulture - 30 May 2017
The average viewer of Saturday Night Live may not notice when the 2017–2018 season begins without Sasheer Zamata. Her departure lacked fanfare or drama, a marked contrast to her debut on the show — the direct result of a casting call designed to ...
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Weekend Agenda

New York Magazine - 07 Jul 2017
The Kids in the Hall star will have special guests like Sasheer Zamata, Josh Gondelman, and TJ Miller. 12. While funnyman (and Tony and Grammy nominee) David Alan Grier is at Carolines through Saturday. 13. Bastille Day is technically the 14th, but ...

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