HERsterical will feature an all-star, all-female lineup of comedians headlined by Vanessa Bayer from Saturday Night Live. Hosted by Cristina Cote, the amazing lineup will include Marina Franklin, Jackie Singer and Alyse Kenny with other special guests! These ladies will showcase the best stand-up that New York has to offer. The majority of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the charity Gilda’s Club in honor of the late great comedian, Gilda Radner. Come join us for an evening of comedy to benefit a wonderful cause that will have you laughing HERsterically!
Vanessa Bayer is returning for her fourth season of “Saturday Night Live.” Bayer burst onto the scene during her debut season with her impersonation of Miley Cyrus in the wildly popular sketch, “The Miley Cyrus Show.” She has continued to wow audiences with her impressions of Hillary Clinton, Kourtney Kardashian and “Fox and Friends” host Gretchen Carlson, as well as her recurring characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman Brecky alongside Cecily Strong.
Bayer joined the cast of SNL from iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and The Second City, having trained in the Chicago area and performed as an understudy for The Second City’s Mainstage and touring company. She starred in the acerbic puppet show “Felt” and the improv team “Revolver” at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatre’s “Swear Jar”, and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While in college, she interned at “Sesame Street” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and was a member of “Bloomers” – a storied all-female comedy troupe.
Bayer lent her voice to Universal Pictures’ animated feature, “Despicable Me 2” and will be starring in the web series “Sound Advice with Janessa Slater” that she co-created with her brother Jonah for Broadway Video’s Above Average. She will next be seen in “The Mindy Project.