Benefit for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Benefit for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Julio Torres

Julio Torres is currently a writer on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. He recently appeared in HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE. Previously, he wrote on THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW and BILLY ON THE STREET. This summer, Julio performed his show, MY FAVOURITE SHAPES, at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Julio moved to NYC from El Salvador to study literature at the New School. He was a 2015 New Face at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and 4 season cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Sasheer just wrapped the lead role in the independent feature “The Weekend,” opposite Tone Bell and Dewanda Wise and recently released her first one hour comedy special, “Pizza Mind,” to rave reviews. She will next be seen in Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” for Voltage.

She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and performs stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. Additional TV credits include Transparent, Inside Amy Schumer, People Of Earth among many others. She’s told stories for This American Life. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour's 7 Web Series We Can't Stop Watching in 2015.

Sasheer has been listed in Cosmopolitan's 13 Funny Women to Watch, Time Out New York's Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC, Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine's Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now.

She's performed stand up at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Vodafone Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.

She can be seen on the big screen in Yoga Hosers, Sleight, The Outdoorsman, and Deidre and Laney Rob A Train. She’s done voice over for Call of Duty, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., and Albert (Nickelodeon). She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights.

Mitra Jouhari

Mitra Jouhari is an Iranian-American comedian, writer, and performer based in Brooklyn. She appears in Judd Apatow, Emily Gordon, and Kumail Nanjiani’s THE BIG SICK. She is 1/3 of the comedy trio Three Busy Debras, and she is a regular performer at the UCB and Annoyance Theater. Mitra most recently wrote for TBS's MIRACLE WORKERS, created by Simon Rich, and she was previously a writer for Comedy Central’s THE PRESIDENT SHOW. Prior to that, she was a digital producer on FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE on TBS.

Aparna Nancherla

American comedian, writer, and actress, born 1982 in Washington, DC.


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