Welcome Week - Comedian Cecily Strong

URI's Student Entertainment Committee features actress, comedian, and Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong.

Strong recently completed her fourth season at Saturday Night Live, for which she has earned rave reviews for her "Weekend Update" character "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party," which Rolling Stone hailed as an "instant classic." Her recurring character of a ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman she plays alongside Vanessa Bayer also quickly became an audience favorite. Strong has co-hosted "Weekend Update" alongside both Seth Meyers and Colin Jost.  Strong was raised in Oak Park, Ill., and has a BFA in theater from the California Institute of the Arts.


Tickets on sale at Edwards and in MU Room 210

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 8:00pm

Edwards Auditorium
64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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Student Affairs, Housing and Residential Life




$10 w/URI Student ID, Public-$20 in Rm 210

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Allison Schleier

Allison Schleier left a positive review 9/5/2017

it was great

Ray Horvath

Ray Horvath left a positive review 9/5/2017

Her stories about her family and friends were both interesting and hilarious at the same time. I love SNL and it was great to see Cecily do something else she is great at and loves.