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LOL @ UMass – Zoom Comedy Event with SNL Stars Melissa Villasenor and Ego Nwodim

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August 21, 2020
8:00 pm-9:20 pm


Free admission
Rutvik Shah

A live, interactive comedy event/virtual Q&A hosted by two comedians that appear on Saturday Night Live. Come join and talk to Ego Nwodim and Melissa Villaseñor as they discuss their experiences and give insight into the world of comedy. You can submit questions through our post on Instagram.

Ego Nwodim joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live at the start of season 44. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ego holds a bachelor’s degree in biology. She was a mainstay at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and was selected as a New Face in 2016 for Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival. She was featured in the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase and in 2017 wrote and performed her first-ever one-woman show, “Great Black Women... and Then There's Me,” for a sold-out run in Los Angeles. Ego is a frequent guest on the popular Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast and was recently selected for Variety’s 2019 Comedy Impact Report.

Melissa Villaseñor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. A comedic impressions expert, she got herstart as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Melissa has voiced characters for TOY STORY 4, WRECK IT RALPH 2. Melissa has appeared in scripted television shows such as Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, Barry, and Crashing. Melissa tours nationally headlining clubs and theaters. She will release her second music EP later this year, as well as a book of her art.  

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