Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa BayerVanessa began her comedy career by studying at iO Chicago, The Annoyance and The Second City, and also performed with all three theaters. At iO, Vanessa was part of the popular improv teams ‘Revolver’ and Felt’, and improvised adult-themed puppet show. Vanessa performed  as an understudy for The Second City’s Mainstage and touring company, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theater’s “Swear Jar”,  and performed stand-up at Chicago’s popular stand-up venue,  Zanies.

Vanessa was hired as a featured player by Saturday Night Live after a showcase held at the iO Theater in Chicago.  Now a full time cast member, she is returning for her fourth season this year (2013).

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