New “Saturday Night Live” addition Melissa Villaseñor brings a big talent for impersonation to the show — and has video clips to prove it.
Among her impressions are Owen Wilson, Gwen Stefani, and Hillary Clinton. In addition to the videos posted to her YouTube channel, Villaseñor has also appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” to showcase her impersonations.
Villaseñor is a stand-up comedian who has headlined more than 100 clubs and colleges around the country, according to her official bio. She hails from Whittier, Calif.
Villaseñor was added to the cast of “SNL” for the upcoming season alongside comedians Alex Moffat and Mikey Day.
The three new featured players effectively replace veterans Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and the one-and-done Jon Rudnitsky, who were all let go this summer. Killam and Pharoah both subsequently landed series at Showtime.
Villaseñor’s personal website includes not only her barrage of impersonations — of men and women alike — but also a list of all of her talents, including acting, impersonations, music and graphic design. Now that she’s on “SNL,” she probably won’t need her graphic design skills anymore.
You’ll get to see at least a few of her other talents on display when “Saturday Night Live” returns to NBC on October 1.
Watch all of Villaseñor’s impressions on her website.