The Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage

Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival: Melinda Hill

10/27/2018 at 6:00 PM

Melinda Hill is an award-winning comedian, writer, and actress who has worked with many of the greats including Cameron Crowe, Kristen Wiig, Maria Bamford, Sarah Silverman, Nick Swardson, and Robin Williams. LA Weekly says Melinda Hill’s “bubbly, adorable persona belies outlandish comedy” while Laughspin calls her “a wonderfully prolific, whip-smart comedian.” She’s been described as a “dynamic triple threat” who’s “mastered the art of humorous incongruity” with “deceptively demure faux-cluelessness” by Maui Aloha Update, Chicago NewCity Stage, and Las Vegas City Life. Basically, she delivers smart satire on a sparkle rainbow.

This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:00 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Presented in partnership with the BYT Benzen Ball.

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Melinda Hill

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