Melissa Villaseñor

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  • Comedian, Actor, and Writer
  • Cast Member, 'Saturday Night Live'
  • Host, 'Laughing with Myself' Podcast



Comedian, actor, and musician Melissa Villaseñor makes a major impact on audiences with her uncanny impressions, personal stories, and hilarious insights. Best known for her groundbreaking work as the first-ever Latina cast member on Saturday Night Live, she got her start blowing audiences away with her expertise in comedic impressions as a semifinalist on America’s Got Talent. Villaseñor has since appeared on Comedians in Cars Drinking Coffee, Barry, and Crashing, and voiced characters for Toy Story 4 and Wreck It Ralph 2. She tours nationally, headlining clubs and theaters, and recently appeared on Netflix’s The Standups. The Saturday Night Live star is an exemplary storyteller, and she uses her comedic gifts to imitate celebrities and create characters, captivating crowds and leaving them doubled over with laughter in keynotes tailored to each audience.

Villaseñor has appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., and hosts the podcast Laughing with Myself, on which she “discusses silly things and maybe sings and definitely does all the voices to make herself laugh alone.” She released her pop album Dreamer in 2019, and her upcoming workbook Whoops I’m Awesome, filled with personal stories, activities, prompts, and original art to help you embrace your most awesome self, is being published by Chronicle Books Fall of 2022.  With her multifaceted talents and immense charisma, Villasenor is sure to make your next event a memorable one.

 

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Melissa Villaseñor Brings Levity to Your Next Event

Comedian, actor, and musician Melissa Villaseñor makes a major impact on audiences. The Saturday Night Live star is an exemplary storyteller, and she uses her comedic gifts to imitate celebrities and create characters, captivating crowds and leaving them doubled over with laughter in keynotes tailor ...

Comedian, actor, and musician Melissa Villaseñor makes a major impact on audiences. The Saturday Night Live star is an exemplary storyteller, and she uses her comedic gifts to imitate celebrities and create characters, captivating crowds and leaving them doubled over with laughter in keynotes tailored to each audience.

Mexican-American Culture

Multi-hyphenate comedian and creative Melissa Villaseñor shares her journey as a second-generation immigrant, the experience of exploring her family history on PBS’ Finding Your Roots, and insights about connecting with her family and culture through storytelling and humor in this memorable talk. ...

Multi-hyphenate comedian and creative Melissa Villaseñor shares her journey as a second-generation immigrant, the experience of exploring her family history on PBS’ Finding Your Roots, and insights about connecting with her family and culture through storytelling and humor in this memorable talk.

Getting Creative: An Interactive Q&A with Melissa Villaseñor

Multi-hyphenate creative and comedian Melissa Villaseñor is a passionate advocate for the healing benefits of exploring one’s creativity. In addition to her success as a performer, Villaseñor explores physical artwork focused on therapeutic messages. In this unique interactive virtual event, Villase ...

Multi-hyphenate creative and comedian Melissa Villaseñor is a passionate advocate for the healing benefits of exploring one’s creativity. In addition to her success as a performer, Villaseñor explores physical artwork focused on therapeutic messages. In this unique interactive virtual event, Villaseñor connects with audiences through a moderated Q&A as they draw along with her, making for a memorable, creative, and engaging experience for audiences of all kinds.

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<p><strong>Speaker Spotlight: The multi-talented Melissa Villaseñor will bring big laughs to your next event</strong></p>

Speaker Spotlight: The multi-talented Melissa Villaseñor will bring big laughs to your next event

The scope of MELISSA VILLASEÑOR’s talent knows no bounds. As a comedian, actor, and musician, Melissa blows audiences away with her uncanny impressions, anecdotes about her Hispanic heritage, and more. The Saturday Night Live star is an exemplary storyteller, and she uses her comedic gifts to imitate celebrities and create characters, captivating crowds and leaving them doubled over with laughter. Villaseñor is frequently in the spotlight, bringing her talent to Netflix’s The Standups, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. She also created and hosts the podcast Laughing with Myself, on which she “discusses silly things and maybe sings and definitely does all the voices to make herself laugh alone,” and released her pop album Dreamer in 2019. With her multifaceted talents and immense charisma, Villasenor is sure to make your next event a memorable one.

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<p>Ladies and Gentleman….It’s Saturday Night Live!</p>

Ladies and Gentleman….It’s Saturday Night Live!

The iconic Saturday Night Live has been entertaining America for decades. Now, the current SNL cast members come together for an unforgettable experience just for your virtual or in-person event: ALEX MOFFAT, who plays a range of characters including Joe Biden; MELISSA VILLASEÑOR, who wows with her impressions; PETE DAVIDSON, who amps up the celebrity factor; PUNKIE JOHNSON, who shows her stand-up chops; and fan favorite MIKEY DAY, who is a versatile performer and comedic writer. Imagine the surprise and delight of your audience to see this much funny in one place at the same time.

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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. Melissa has voiced characters for Toy Story 4 and Wreck It Ralph 2. Melissa has appeared in scripted television shows such as Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, Barry, and Crashing. Melissa tours nationally headlining clubs and theaters. She will release her second music EP later this year, as well as a book of her art.