Age: 24
City: New York City
Twitter: @thesheertruth

Once you realize you can do a lot of things very well, it’s probably a good idea to figure out how to do all very well, all at the same time. This young comedian does exactly that. She has a strong improv and sketch background, which doesn’t always translate well to standup—mostly because writing is hard. But Sasheer is one of those rare breeds who has just figured it all out. Her character work keeps her sets very fresh and highly entertaining. Some standup purists frown on character work, but that’s just because they don’t have the range or chops to pull it off. In this day and age of entertainment, you have to be dynamic to survive. And if you don’t, you’ll probably end up writing a blog about salads and kittens. Oh yeah, and she just became the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live.