Sasheer Zamata makes the cut. For four seasons now, you’ve seen her name in the opening credits of a little show called Saturday Night Live. Her name has appeared on a number of other auspicious lists, though, such as Cosmopolitan's, “13 Funny Women to Watch,” Time Out New York's, “Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC,” and Complex Magazine's, “Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now.” She’s also been listed in the credits of shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Two Dope Queens, and This American Life. She’s at the top of our list, too, in case you were wondering.
Don’t let his 2016 comedy special, “Historically Incorrect,” fool you. Alonzo Bodden is a habitual winner. After nabbing the grand prize on Last Comic Standing, Bodden has continued his streak by holding it down on NPR’s Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me as one of their most frequent panelists. We’re having him on to win us over, win our hearts, and win the night.
Ayelet Waldman isn’t one for doing things the standard way. Author of eleven novels and two books of nonfiction, Waldman hasn’t let being a lawyer, a wife, a mother of four, a political activist and delegate to the Democratic National Convention slow down her writing. To wit, her latest book, A Really Good Day, details her experimentation with taking therapeutic microdoses of LSD to treat her depression and mood disorder. You could say Waldman is a fan of the road less taken, but it’s probably more accurate to say she’s just intent on Getting The Job Done.