Sasheer Zamata on the Power of Creating Your Own Content

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Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, and writer. She has not only broken into the entertainment industry—but into the notoriously cut throat world of comedy. You may have seen her flash her comedic style as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She also made many comedy best-of lists, including Cosmopolitan, 13 Funny Women to Watch, and Timeout New York's top 10 funniest women in NYC.

Sasheer is booked and busy: She's appeared on The Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Netflix's The Last O.G., Hulu's Woke, as well as in films like The Weekend and I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer. She's also performed at places like Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, New York Comedy Festival, and so many others. Her stand-up special, Pizza Mind, is available on Amazon Prime, and she is one half of the podcast Best Friends, with Nicole Byer, her BFF, and host of Nailed It!.

If that wasn't enough, she also serves as the celebrity ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and works with the Women's Rights Project.

In today's episode with Sophia, Sasheer talks about why she decided to break into comedy after college, why she doesn't believe in getting a big break, and why there's no better time than now to be a content creator.

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Follow Sasheer on Instagram at @thesheertruth and Twitter at @thesheertruth

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