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Julia Sweeney

Julia’s career took off in the 1990s as a cast member of Saturday Night Live where her co-stars included Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, and Adam Sandler.  Over four seasons, Julia created several memorable characters, most notably the character ‘Pat’ which became a cultural phenomenon and even inspired a movie spin-off, It’s Pat (1994), written by and starring Julia.

Beyond her memorable SNL tenure, Julia has made appearances in numerous television shows, films, and animations.  Some of her more recent television performances include her recurring roles in American Gods, Work in Progress, and Shrill, where she played Aidy Bryant’s mother opposite Daniel Stern.  Her work in feature films includes Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), PULP FICTION (1994), Vegas Vacation (1997), and Stuart Little (1999). She also has an extensive voice-over resume which includes recurring roles on Family Guy, Baby Blues, The Goode Family, and Teamo Supremo.

As a monologist, Julia has written and directed three one-person shows which have garnered critical acclaim for their sharp wit and introspective nature. In 1998, her debut show, God Said, Ha! enjoyed successful runs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, followed by a limited run on Broadway where Julia was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.  The God Said, Ha! album received a Grammy Nomination for Best Comedy Album, and the film adaptation was executive produced by Quentin Tarantino. The follow-up show Letting Go of God was performed in 2008, and most recently, Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider has entertained audiences in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Friday, April 19
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Columbia 100th
Chinese Multiplex House 1