SNL Star Sasheer Zamata Revives Her Popular Web Series Pursuit of Sexiness


Sasheer Zamata has come a long way since launching her comedy career online. Despite roles on ABC’s Would You Fall For That, MTV’s Hey Girl, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and most recently a coveted cast spot on NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live¸ she hasn’t forgotten her web roots. Zamata’s web series “The Pursuit of Sexiness” which co-stars Nicole Byer premiered online just prior to her joining the SNL cast, and now two years later she and Byer have delivered the second season and it’s everything we hoped for.

Pursuit is the story of two young women and their adventures in dating and relationships. Though both characters can hew toward being a tad self-involved, Zamata and Byer have the comedic chops and charisma to win over an audience. The first season dealt hilariously with the awkwardness of sex, dressing, and dating in a big city. Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off, thrusting both girls into the equally awkward world of speed dating.

The series made its debut on the UCB Comedy YouTube channel. UCB, of course, is the famous comedy and improv troupe where Zamata honed her comedic skills. Season 2 of the series is moving on to Above Average, the boutique multi-channel network run by Broadway Video. Broadway Video is also the producer of another iconic New York institution that Sasheer Zamata is affiliated with, Saturday Night Live.

The second season of pursuit is expected to be slightly more slim than the first, with just six episodes. A new video will drop every Tuesday on the Above Average YouTube channel. You can check out the first episode above.

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