Yamaneika Saunders

Yamaneika Saunders is a stand up, writer and actress based in New York. Currently, Yamaneika stars as Maya alongside Amy Schumer in the Hulu series LIFE & BETH. Recently, she was a writer on season 2 of HBO MAX's THAT DAMN MICHAEL CHE in addition to a writer on the INSIDE AMY SCHUMER reboot, soon to stream on Paramount+. In 2018, her half-hr stand up special was featured as part of Netflix’s stand-up series THE DEGENERATES. 

Last year, she developed her animated half-hr show ORDAINED at Comedy Central with Dan Powell producing. Yamaneika has been a guest star on shows including The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and TruTV shows Comedy Knockout. A former panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, her stand-up has been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing and AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, with a half-hour special on Comedy Central released in 2017.


Supporting Acts:

  • J. Bell

  • Ella Horwedel

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