Melissa Villaseñor

Hometown: Whittier, CA

Tell us a little about yourself in a few sentences:  I am goofy and pee my pants if I laugh too hard. I am an introvert and like to be cozy. I have a cat. I hang out with my family often. I have been doing stand-up for nine years and my start was when I was 15 at the Laugh Factory comedy camp.  

What drew you to doing impressions? I was obsessed with singers at 12 years old (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, etc.) and soon I realized I can sing just like them. I was shy growing up and that was my way of becoming popular and funny amongst my classmates, but also bigger than that, I figured out my life passion for becoming a comedian. 

Who was your comedic inspiration? No joke, Dana Carvey!!! I learned his impressions when I was in high school. I also loved Jimmy Fallon a bunch. 

Why do you think you’ll be America’s favorite impressionist? ‘Cause the weirdoes can relate to me and what cracks me up.

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