Yamaneika Saunders

Yamaneika Saunders is one of the most talented, unique, and multifarious multi-hyphenate artists. More than, but also, a standup comedian, writer, and actor. Born and raised in Maryland, Yamaneika has since tackled the comedy scene by combining her high-energy improvisational observations and stories with a unique and bold perspective on life. Yamaneika has appeared on HBO’s Crashing, truTV’s Comedy Knockout, Showtime’s Flatbush Misdemeanors, Life & Beth on Hulu, Ladd Mobb’s Laff Tracks, Comedy Central’s Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and This is Not Happening. Yamaneika has featured on TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, A&E’s The Black and White, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and as a recurring correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Along with being a staff writer for That Damn Michael Che and The Eric Andre Show; her voiceover work can be heard on Inside Amy Schumer. Recognized for her work as a panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show and lead roles on Oxygen’s Funny Girls and Comedy Central’s In Security. Yam has captivated audiences across the country with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade and performed standup at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, released a half-hour on Comedy Central, and filmed a special as part of the comedy showcase The Degenerates for Netflix. She has stared on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, VH1’s Talk 30 to Me, Bravo’s Kandi Koated Nights. You can hear her on her weekly podcast Rantin’ and Ravin’, catch her performing standup all over, and see her on the upcoming season of Flatbush Misdemeanors.




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