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Comedy Arts Pittsburgh (CAP) is pleased to report that Sasheer Zamata and North Coast Presents: ANYBODY will headline the fourth annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (PCF). Zamata and North Coast will each headline two primetime shows during the festival, which will feature more than 30 local and national comedy acts, including family-friendly programming. The full list of PCF 2017 acts will be released in July.

About Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and former cast member on Saturday Night Live. She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, ABC’s Would You Fall For That, and This American Life. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour’s 7 Web Series We Can’t Stop Watching in 2015.

Sasheer has been listed in Cosmopolitan’s 13 Funny Women to Watch in 2014, Time Out New York’s Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC in 2014, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine’s Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now in 2015. She’s done stand up at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.

In 2016, she will be in the upcoming films Sleight, directed by JD Dillard, and Yoga Hosers, directed by Kevin Smith. She has also served as ACLU‘s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights.

About North Coast Presents: ANYBODY

North Coast, New York City’s premier hip-hop improv team, has long been known for their seamless melding of freestyle rapping and long form improv comedy. But in the heat of Lin Manuel’s smash Broadway hit Hamilton, people have been going f****** bonkers for historical raps. We hear you loud and clear. Join North Coast at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival for this very special performance as the team takes your favorite historical figure and performs a full, factually-accurate improv set to satisfy your hunger for hip-hop history. Nikola Tesla? Bawse. Ida B. Wells? Flawless. Louisa May Alcott? Mic drop.

Named one of the “Top Ten Best Comedy Shows” by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on Vh1, in Slate’s Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings, and currently performs every Saturday night at The Peoples Improv Theater.