Veteran performers from New York’s iconic comedy troupe improvise alongside SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata
Featuring 6pm panel “Only in New York: Funny Women” with Sarah Maslin Nir, Shannon O’Neill and Aparna Nancherla in association with the Museum of the City of New York. RSVP is required for 6pm panel attendance, RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org
Seating for the 8pm performance starts at 7pm and is first come, first served until venue reaches capacity.
The UCB Theatre (founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) has been home to some of today’s biggest comedy stars, with numerous alumni performing and writing on such TV shows and films as: Broad City, Saturday Night Live, Silicon Valley, Veep, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Key and Peele, The Daily Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Bridesmaids, The Hangover, The Heat, and many more!
UCB Tour Co brings some of the best improvisers in NYC and LA to new audiences nationwide, and is thrilled to be playing SummerStage in Central Park. Our show will consist of a 75-minute longform improv comedy performance by three of our veteran performers, alongside Saturday Night Live cast-member and UCB alumna, Sasheer Zamata. Unscripted, hilarious, and high-energy, this is a show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again!
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” She has appeared on TBS’s “People of Earth,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman,” SeeSo’s “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” voiced the role of Maisie in Nickelodeon’s “Albert” and Sally in “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” and appears in the features “Yoga Hosers,” “Sleight” and “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” on Netflix. She also serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights, and is very outspoken on the issues of gender and racial equality. Her searing one-hour standup comedy special, “Pizza Mind,” is available to watch on Seeso. Here she leads the show as NYC’s number one improv-group serves up on-the-spot hilarity.