The newest cast member of the late night series features in a new web series along with friends from UCB, including “Key & Peele” writer Phil Augusta Jackson
She’s graduated to the biggest — and busiest — stage in television comedy, but Sasheer Zamata is still finding time to churn out quality satire on the internet.
The New York-based stand-up and improv performer’s latest project is the bluntly and accurately titled “Black Mad Men,” which, if it isn’t clear enough, is about a “Mad Men”-style advertising firm… staffed by black people.
In the first episode, Zamata — who plays Peggyliqua Oldschool — is joined by Shaun Diston (as Patron Kwambell) and series writer/director Phil Augusta Jackson (Dontrell Dresser) in a pitch to a very white Hummus entrepreneur named Luke (played by Anthony Appruzzese).
What makes this video both funny and sort of depressing is that it’s not hard to imagine many company executives being just as clueless about non-white consumers as the chickpea slinger in the first episode of “Black Mad Men.”