Comedian Melissa Villaseñor to perform March 18

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Comedian Melissa Villaseñor to perform March 18

Melissa Villaseñor
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Melissa Villaseñor

Comedian Melissa Villaseñor will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Room.

Villaseñor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” A comedic impressions expert, she got her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” She has voiced characters for Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” Cartoon Network’s “OK K.O.!” and FOX’s “American Dad” and “Family Guy.” Besides her regular work on “SNL,” she has appeared onscreen in HBO’s “Barry” and “Crashing” and Freeform’s “Alone Together.”

Villaseñor has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People Right Now. She tours nationally, headlining clubs and theaters. She will release her second music EP and a book of her art later this year.

The March 18 event, sponsored by UPC Nebraska, is free for University of Nebraska–Lincoln students with an event pass and $5 for faculty, staff and the public.

Since it is a student-funded event, Husker students will receive priority seating beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open for the public at 7 p.m. No tickets or reservations are available.

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