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Yassir Lester

Yassir Lester

American actor, comedian and writer
Yassir Lester
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actor, comedian and writer
Is Actor Comedian Screenwriter Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Humor
Gender male
Birth 22 June 1984, Marietta, United States of America
Age 36 years
Star sign Cancer
Height: 1.85 m
The details


Yassir Lester (born 1984) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He was on the writing staff for The Carmichael Show and Girls. He is best known for his role as Chris in Making History, and a role as a stockbroker, also named Yassir, in the 2019 Showtime series Black Monday.

Early life

Lester was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. He aspired to be a stand-up comedian from a young age, and moved to Los Angeles at 21 to pursue a comedy career. He met Jerrod Carmichael soon after arriving and they remain close friends.


Lester was on the writing staff of both The Carmichael Show and Girls, and worked in both writers' rooms simultaneously in 2016. He took a break to film Making History, which ran on Fox for one season. He stated that he never intended to act, and had moved to Hollywood to work in TV production and as a stand-up comedian. His friend Adam Pally, who was already attached to star, encouraged him to audition.

He was a cast member on the series Champions in 2018, which was cancelled after one season.

In 2019 he appeared as a Muslim Wall Street trader, also named Yassir, in the new Showtime series Black Monday.

Lester regularly performs stand-up comedy.



Year Title Role Note
2013 TakePart Live Himself 6 episodes
2014 My Super-Overactive Imagination The Epic Ex Episode: "Showcase Showdown Part 2"
2014 Between the Sheets with Josh Macuga Himself Episode: "Guest: Yassir Lester"
2014 After the Party Stranger Episode: "Garage Sale"
2014 Key & Peele Laron's Friend #2 Episode: "Concussion Quarterback"
2014 Snack Off Himself / Judge 10 episodes
2016 The Carmichael Show Himself Story editor (9 episodes)
Written (1 episode)
2016–2017 Girls Declan Actor (2 episode)
Story editor (10 episodes)
Staff writer (10 episodes)
2016–2017 @midnight Himself 5 episode
2017 Making History Chris Main role
2017 The Mindy Project David Episode: "Jeremy & Anna's Meryl Streep Costume Party"
2018 Champions Shabaz 8 episodes
2018 Comedy Knockout Himself 2 episodes
2018 A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy Himself Christmas special
2019 Black Monday Yassir Main role
2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Quentin Chase Episode: "The Tattler"


Year Title Role Note
2016 The Bet Ed McDoogle


Year Title Role Note
2011 The Late Night Fix with Yassir Lester Himself Main role, writer, executive producer
2014 Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Himself Netflix special
2016 Netflix Presents: The Characters Male Student Episode: "Kate Berlant"
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Nov 2019. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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