If you missed SNL on Saturday night you missed seeing Penn alum Vanessa Bayer's (C'04, Bloomers) enthusiastic energy and smile planted in a good number of sketches. In fact, her face was the first to open the show in a sketch where she played a secretary announcing Christine O'Donnell's arrival at the Republican National Committee Headquarters.
Having been a fan of SNL now for almost 25 years, it is clear to me that Vanessa's got "it". As I watched her through the show, it became clear to me that she reminded me of a young Cheri Oteri.... super committed to her characters with that great smile! ...I realized this during the sketch when she played a woman lunching commenting on how fantastic her friend's "tiny hat" was.
After the jump check out the "Wedding Venue: it could happen" and "Tiny Hat" sketches she appeared in and screengrabs from all her appearances throughout the show (including the magical look from Vanessa in the show's final "goodbye" moments)!
|Vanessa playing a secretary announcing that Christine O'Donnell |
has arrived at the Republican National Committee Headquarters
|Vanessa in this season's opening credits|
|Guest host Amy Poehler quickly refers to this season's|
"new cast" in her monologue
|Vanessa as host in opening sequence for sketch she doesn't|
appear in. Fred Armisen "fills in" for host as audience members ask
him awkward questions.
|Vanessa in "Wedding Venue: it could happen" (see video |
above) short playing a lesbian couple with Amy Poehler
|Defining moment: Vanessa plays a woman lunching with Abby Elliot|
and comments on how fantastic her friend's "tiny hat" was.
|The magical look from Vanessa in the show's final "goodbye" realizing she's a fixture on SNL!|
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