April 18, 2017

Free comedy show celebrating Purdue Day of Giving to feature 'Saturday Night Live' cast member and writer

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — To celebrate the fourth annual Purdue Day of Giving, a free comedy show featuring “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer and writer Anna Drezen will be presented on April 26.

The show is open to the public, and it will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music. To secure priority seating, visit purdue.edu/comedy. The doors will open at 7 p.m.

Bayer has been a recurring cast member for seven seasons of “SNL,” and she is known for her popular characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and pitchwoman Becky. She has also appeared in recent feature films including “Trainwreck” and “Office Christmas Party.”

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In addition to being a writer for “SNL,” Drezen is the editor-at-large for the female-oriented political satire magazine “Reductress.”

On April 26, Purdue Day of Giving will unite students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, retirees and friends “All Together” to grant opportunities in a 24-hour online, social media-driven fundraising effort to support the university and its programs.

More information on Purdue Day of Giving is available online at dayofgiving.purdue.edu

Source: Kate Jolly, kajolly@prf.org 

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