Sasheer Zamata playing live, but left SNL (like Vanessa Bayer & Bobby Moynihan)
Last weekend was the season finale of Saturday Night Live which saw three cast members do their final shows: Bobby Moynihan, Sasheer Zamata, and Vanessa Bayer.
Sasheer Zamata made headlines when she joined the show midway though the 2013/2014 season as the first female African American cast member, but she never quite get a chance to shine. It certainly wasn’t because she wasn’t funny, as her new Seeso comedy special Pizza Mind, which mixes standup with filmed segments, shows. You can watch a few clips of that below.
During her time on SNL, Zamata continued to do lots of other live comedy work in NYC, appearing regularly at Union Hall and at Wyatt Cenac’s weekly show Night Train, among other things. You can catch her at Brooklyn’s The Bell House on June 11 for “Sasheer Zamata’s Party Time” which is described as this: “Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.” You can also catch her at Night Train on June 12 at Littlefield with Langston Kerman, Emma Willmann, Mike Lebovitz, and more. Tickets for both those shows are on sale now. She’s also part of UCB’s annual Del Close Marathon.
Sasheer was also supposed to be part of Lena Dunham’s Lenny IRL Tour which was recently canceled.
Bobby, who was on the show for nine seasons (!), is leaving to be on a new CBS sitcom.
Vanessa was on there for seven seasons.