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‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars To Entertain Happy Valley On April 20

UPDATE: The show will now be held on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Live from the Bryce Jordan Center: Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer, stars of “Saturday Night Live,” will perform at the BJC on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will also be joined by special guest Streeter Seidell, a writer for “Saturday Night Live.”

As “Saturday Night Live” enters its most recent golden era of female leads, Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer are currently taking the show by storm. Bayer, who interned for “Sesame Street” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” throughout her college career, established her presence on “Saturday Night Live” with her impression of Miley Cyrus. Bayer joined the cast in 2010, and has been a fan favorite ever since.

Prior to Kate McKinnon’s work on “Saturday Night Live,” she was a cast member on the “Big Gay Sketch Show” — and in fact, she is the first openly lesbian cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” Since joining the cast in 2012, McKinnon has similarly become one of the biggest stars of the show, performing impressions of celebrities, spanning from Hillary Clinton to Shakira.

In addition to being nominated for three Emmy awards, she won the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress on “Saturday Night Live.” Most recently, McKinnon was lauded for her impeccable impression of Justin Bieber:

Streeter Seidell has long been a part of successful comedy series. Seidell began his career by joining the cast of College Humor, participating in online skits and contributing to the website in general. His video series titled “Prank Wars” went viral and eventually led to the MTV show “Pranked,” which he hosted alongside Amir Blumenfeld. Now, Seidell has joined the writing team of “Saturday Night Live” during this most recent season.

The hilarious and exciting combination of these three stars will take Happy Valley by storm on April 20. Courtesy of UPAC, tickets for students are only $10 and the student presale begins this Thursday, April 2, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office, Eisenhower Auditorium, and the Penn State Downtown Theatre. Tickets will also be on presale until 10 p.m. online on Ticketmaster.

For any non-Penn State students, tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, April 3, at 10 a.m., with adult tickets priced at $35.

Photo: Emma Fierberg / The Daily Orange

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