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Performance by Comedian and Actress Nasim Pedrad
Venue: Graduate Life Center Auditorium, Blacksburg
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Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
General Public: $15.00 Virginia Tech Faculty: $10.00 Virginia Tech Students: $5.00

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The Virginia Tech Union presents a Performance by Comedian and Actress Nasim Pedrad on Thursday, April 18, 2019 inside the Graduate Life Center Auditorium on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Nasim Pedrad is an actress and comedian best known for her five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2014. She has since gone on to co-star in sitcoms such as Mulaney, Scream Queens, Brooklynn 99, Curb your Enthusiasm, People of Earth, and New Girl.

Nasim was born in Tehran, Iran.. She and her parents lived in Tehran until 1984 before emigrating to the USA when Nasim was two years old. She was raised in Irvine, California and graduated from the UCLA's School of Theatre in 2003. Before joining the cast of SNL, Nasim was a member of The Groundlings and had also performed in shows at ImprovOlympic and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. She is SNL's first Iranian-American cast member.


Tickets are $15.00 for the general public, $10.00 for Virginia Tech faculty and staff and $5.00 for Virginia Tech students. Student tickets are only available in person at the Squires Student Center.

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The purpose of the Virginia Tech Union (VTU) is to provide quality educational and social entertainment that represents the diverse culture of Virginia Tech's students and its community. In addition, the Virginia Tech Union enhances the Virginia Tech students' out-of-classroom experience through leadership and volunteer opportunities.


Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2019, but had to be postponed due to weather.

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