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Princeton Tonight and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students Present Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat of Saturday Night Live: A Celebration of Comedy in Memory of Jacob Kaplan ’18

Saturday Night Live cast members Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat will hold a conversation with SNL writer and comedian Anna Drezen, followed by questions from the audience, at Princeton University’s McCosh Hall 50 on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the general public. Seating will begin at 7:00PM and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

It will be a night of laughs and lively discussion in memory of Jacob Kaplan, a member of the Princeton University Class of 2018 who passed away last year from a rare form of cancer known as angiosarcoma. He was known among friends, family, faculty, and staff as a lover of all things comedy.

Lineup:

Melissa 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 and is known on SNL for her impressions of such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Forbes Magazine named Villaseñor one of their 30 Under 30 in 2017.

Alex Moffat is a New York-based actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and current cast member on Saturday Night Live. He hails from Chicago, where he performed with The Second City, The Annoyance, iO, Zanies, The Comedy Bar, and The Public House Theater. On SNL, he is known for his impersonations of Eric Trump and his recurring Weekend Update character, “Guy Who Just Bought a Boat.”

Villaseñor and Moffat will be joined onstage by Anna Drezen, a comedian and actor who is also currently a writer for Saturday Night Live. She regularly performs standup and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the People’s Improv Theater, Union Hall, the Annoyance, and other clubs across the country. She is the editor-at-large of Reductress, a satirical women’s magazine and is the coauthor of Reductress’ debut humor book, How to Win at Feminism. Anna is also a member of the Story Pirates, an educational organization that performs hilarious stories written by kids.

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This event is presented by Princeton Tonight and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS), and co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life. Questions can be referred to ODUS at 609.258.5750 or via email at odus@princeton.edu

Map + Directions

McCosh 50 is on the main level of McCosh hall, located near the Princeton University Chapel and Murray Dodge Hall on the Princeton University campus.

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Presented By

  • Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
  • Princeton Tonight
  • Center for Jewish Life