Every time John Oliver releases a segment of his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, someone gets ripped a new one. This time it was the cheap local networks and their low standards for sponsored content, you can probably guess where it all went from there. With everyone now searching for the magic sex blanket, we are here to introduce you to the talented Venus Veil actress Erica Hernandez.
Venus Veil is the name of the brand used in the segment of the show aired two thirds of the way through the episode. And for those wondering who the Venus Veil actress is, well, she is a 31-year-old actress from New York City, raised in Texas, born to Columbian and German parents, and a first generation American who goes by the name Erica Hernandez.
Before she was the Venus Veil actress, Erica appeared in numerous comedy show segments, guest starred in movies and TV shows as well as hosted her own improv show. Erica Hernandez is an actress of multiple talents which is why she was so believable selling a "sexual wellness blanket" on TV (can't even write that sentence without laughing). So, here is everything you need to know about Erica Hernandez.
Venus Veil Actress Erica Hernandez - Comedian, Writer, Singer, a Woman of Multiple Talents
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Erica Hernandez was born on 22 December 1989 to her German mother and Columbian father in Texas. She was one of four children of her parents and they were all raised in a Texas suburb. Living her teen life in the Lone Star stated, Erica moved to New York City to attend Fordham University, later graduating with a BA degree in theatre performance and Spanish language.
After graduating from Fordham University, Erica spent time at Upright Citizen's Brigade where she learned improv comedy and sketch comedy, something she has carried on doing to this day. Comedy was on aspect but Erica also wanted to be an actress which resulted in her having a long list of credits on her IMDb page.
From short movies to late night comedy shows, it is more likely than not you have seen Erica in action. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Brave, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, New Amsterdam, those are just few of her credits. With over 34 different roles in various productions it is fair to call Erica a veteran actress.
But most of what she did on John Oliver's show was a result of years practicing improv comedy. Los Profesores is a sketch show she does with her partner where the duo teach Spanish to people who do not speak Spanish. It is was a hilarious show that lasted for multiple years with the two partners traveling from place to place doing their improv show.
And we mentioned above that Erica is an actress with multiple talents, well, she can sing soprano, writer her own comedy sketches and her long credit is proof that she can act. It is all available for you to consume on her website. But no matter what she does in life next, one thing will always make her recognizable among John Oliver fans, Venus Veil actress Erica Hernandez.
Erica Hernandez's Big Moment in National Spotlight - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Show Stealer
America is one of the few nations in the world where direct to consumer advertising of medical products is allowed. That is why when we are watching any channel in the US, arthritis or ED medicines dominate the airwaves. And that is not all, local news channels take money to bring in "experts" and allow them to promote their dubious products directly to the customers.
It was something John Oliver took issue with in this week's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. John has talked about local news channels in the past but this time it was their wellness programs he took an aim at for the majority of the show. He proceeded to show shady practices of allowing news content to be turned into sponsored advertisement content.
Then he made a joke that included George Clooney, and we thought that was all the shenanigans John was getting up to this week. Oh, how wrong we were! Instead of just showing shady practices the comedian proceeded to show his planted actress infiltrating local channels and selling the "World's first sexual wellness blanket."
The reason Erica Hernandez is being called Venus Veil actress is because she was hired by John and team to front a fake company selling ridiculous product. Erica posed as the founder of Venus Veil brand blankets that had its own website and fake testimonials. She then proceeded to dupe the local channels as no one batted an eye when she made outlandish scientific claims. It all turned out to be one hilarious segment that you have to see to believe.