Miley, Hillary, Kourtney—she has hilariously lampooned them all.
What's next for "SNL"'s breakout sensation Vanessa Bayer? Don't miss a night of nonstop laughs as she's joined by her brother and collaborator, Jonah, and Grammy® winner Jack Antonoff, of the bands Bleachers and Fun.
Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.
This event is in partnership with Broadway Video’s Above Average.
Vanessa Bayer is returning for her fifth season of "Saturday Night Live." Bayer burst onto the scene during her debut season with her impersonation of Miley Cyrus in the wildly popular sketch, "The Miley Cyrus Show." She has continued to wow audiences with her impressions of Hillary Clinton, Kourtney Kardashian and "Fox & Friends" host Gretchen Carlson, as well as her recurring characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman Becky alongside Cecily Strong.
Bayer came to the cast of SNL from iO Chicago, The Annoyance and The Second City, having trained in the Chicago area and performed as an understudy for The Second City's Mainstage and touring company. She starred in the acerbic puppet show "Felt" and the improv team "Revolver" at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatre's "Swear Jar" and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bayer received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While in college, she interned at "Sesame Street" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and was a member of Bloomers, a storied all-female comedy troupe.
Bayer lent her voice to Universal Pictures' animated feature, Despicable Me 2 and will be starring in the web series "Sound Advice with Janessa Slater" that she co-created with her brother Jonah for Broadway Video's Above Average. She will next be seen in "The Mindy Project."
Jonah Bayer is freelance writer, musician and speaker. From 2002-2005 he was the Music Editor of Alternative Press magazine and after moving to New York in 2007 he became the Head Writer of "Steven's Untitled Rock Show" on Fuse. Jonah's writing has appeared in publications such as Thrasher, Penthouse, Revolver, The AV Club and Noisey. Additionally, he plays guitar and tours with the punk act United Nations who released their second full-length, The Next Four Years, this summer. Jonah is also the co-host of the weekly music and comedy podcast "Going Off Track" and co-creator of the Above Average Web Series "Sound Advice With Janessa Slater" alongside his sister, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Vanessa Bayer. He summed up his experiences in a TEDx talk he gave in his hometown of Cleveland titled "Living Without A Roadmap."
Hailing from New Jersey, Grammy award winning musician Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, Jack co-founded and was the lead singer of the successful New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form fun. who a few short years later took home the coveted Grammy awards for “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year.” Most recently, Jack released the debut album for his newest musical endeavor Bleachers on RCA Records. The album, entitled Strange Desire, has been critically acclaimed since day one with the first single “I Wanna Get Better” quickly rising to #1 on the alt radio chart.
In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a distinguished songwriter and producer. This past year he received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song “Sweeter Than Fiction” in addition to co-writing Sara Bareilles’ Grammy nominated hit “Brave."