The Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom was transformed into a comedy club Friday night when Saturday Night Live regular Vanessa Bayer took the stage.
The night was filled with smiles and laughter as TCU’s very own Senseless Acts of Comedy not only hosted the event but also performed during the sold out show.
The show was the third installment of theEnd program and was exclusive to TCU students. TheEnd program is quickly proving to be a great success with many more events on their schedule this semester, including Matt Kearney, Anjelah Johnson, B.J. Novak, Judah Friedlander and Fred Armisen.
“We are trying to do things that will keep students on campus on Friday and Saturday nights that are exciting and compelling that you can’t see anywhere else,” said Brad Thompson, assistant director of student activities. “We want to provide top quality experiences for people that you would pay to go see, like Vanessa Bayer and Fred Armisen in downtown Fort Worth, but can now get that here for free.”
Bayer is returning for her fourth season of Saturday Night Live and is quickly becoming a recognizable face with her impersonations of Miley Cyrus, Hilary Clinton, Kourtney Kardashian as well as many other sketches and bits.
“SNL is perfect for the YouTube generation where you can go and watch snippets and clips just like that,” Thompson said.
The night consisted of an opening act by SAC hosted by Kelly Ryan as well as performances from Connor Paden, Benjamin Yoder, Ryan Lynch and Caroline Watson. The night ended with an hour-long set by Vanessa Bayer.
“It is an amazing opportunity and definitely something SAC has never done before,” Benjamin Yoder, co-president of SAC, said. “Meeting someone like Vanessa Bayer who is amazing and someone who is so successful and what a lot of people in SAC would wish for themselves is just something that was really awesome.”
TCU’s Senseless Acts of Comedy will continue to perform every Thursday night at 9 p.m. in the BLUU auditorium and will continue to play a pivotal role in theEnd program this semester, said Thompson.