Yamaneika Saunders

Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences across the country with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade. Born and raised in Maryland, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scenes by combining her high energy improvisational observations and stories with a unique and bold perspective on life. In early 2015, Yamaneika co-starred in Oxygen’s Funny Girls, a docu-series following around six female comedians through their everyday lives. Prior to that Yamaneika was a series regular on Comedy Central’s animated online series In Security. Yamaneika has been a guest star on shows including but not limited to The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and TruTV shows Comedy Knockout and Friends of the People. Her voiceover work can be heard on Inside Amy Schumer.   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, and she recently competed on Season 2 of Jeff Ross's Roast Battle on Comedy Central. Yamaneika's Half Hour special on Comedy Central will be presented this fall. She can currently be heard weekly on her podcast Rantin' and Ravin' with Yamaneika and seen doing stand up all over New York City.