SNL's Sasheer Zamata Set For Comedy Stand Up Tour

Sasheer Zamata made waves when she became the first Black woman comedian on Saturday Night Live after Maya Rudolph's departure in 2007. Zamata is making even more moves with the announcement of her new American tour: Whiskey on the Rocks Tour.

UCB Comedy's Pursuit of Sexiness, featuring Zamata and Nicole Byer, made our list of fourteen incredible web series created by and starring Black women. Zamata's work can also be seen on the web series Clench and Release, Above Average, and Comedy Central.

Sat July 11th: Sacramento, CA - Comedy Spot

Sun July 12th: San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Thurs July 23rd: Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room

Fri July 24th: Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s

Sat July 25th: Lafayette, LA - JP’s Bar

Sun July 26th: New Orleans, LA - Publiq House

Mon July 27th: Birmingham, AL - The Syndicate Lounge

Thurs July 30th: Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar

Fri July 31st: Washington D.C. - Black Cat

Sat Aug 8th: Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace

The comedy tour is slated for ten cities with more possible dates to be announced in the future.

Joneka Percentie is a junior studying Mass Media Communications, Africana Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at UNC Charlotte. When she’s not working with SPARK Movement, or tweeting @jpercentie, she enjoys singing, dancing, and sleeping. Email her at