Are you ready for An Evening of Comedy? Us too. 

University Union is excited to welcome comedy acts Vanessa Bayer, John Early, and Sabrina Jalees for our spring comedy show. The three comedians set to perform will bring the laughter and Vitamin D to this grey-skied city and leave you gasping for air. 

Check out the comedians coming below:


Vanessa Bayer

This former Saturday Night Live superstar will be putting on a show like no other, as her sense of humor and antics can never be duplicated. While attending college at the University of Pennsylvania, Bayer was a part of an all-female comedy group called Bloomers, then moved on to join The Second City comedy troupe and finally, SNL. Bayer has starred in the raucous Netflix comedy Ibiza and 2015 hit Trainwreck, with more projects on the way. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, she admitted to stealing stuff from SNL, but in order to find out what it was, you need to come to the show.

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John Early

From playing Jenna Maroney’s son on 30 Rock to appearing in the independent film Fort Tilden, this hilarious Nashville native’s talent doesn’t stop there. Early recently starred in the satirical comedy Search Party on TBS, has made voice appearances on the hit show Bob’s Burgers, and is a Gotham nominee for Best Breakthrough Series in short form for 555. Wait, there’s more! Early joined women-empowering rapper, CupcakKe, for her eclectic, underwater “Squidward Nose” music video and stole the show. You don’t want to miss the multi-talented, Britney Spears impersonating, NYU acting grad. Trust me.


Sabrina Jalees

She’s from Canada which mean she’s not only nice as a person, but also nice on the mic. Jalees is a triple threat actor, writer, and comedian using her life experiences to make a positive impact in the world of storytelling. Currently, Jalees wrote a weekly column for the Toronto Star and was most recently a writer for Canada’s Got Talent. As an openly lesbian woman, she expressed in her 2013 Canadian comedy tour Brownlisted some of the hardships she has endured since coming out. With her comedic super powers, she is currently set to write and star in a developing comedy project that will premiere on FOX about a lesbian couple. Oh, how we stan a queen!


The show will be held on Friday, March 1st at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for $5 with a valid SU/ESF ID at the Schine Student Center Box Office for students, $10 for faculty and staff at the Schine Box Office, and $15 for the public online or at the Schine Box Office.

By Desjah Altvater

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