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This Latina Is Killing The Standup Game With Her Mom Jokes, Weight Jokes And Everything In Between

Cristela Alonzo’s new stand-up comedy special “Lower Classy”, released January 24 on Netflix, is making people laugh until they cry. In her interview with Build Series, Cristela talks about the main theme of her special:


I called the special “Lower Classy” because I like talking about the difference in social class. I wanted to talk about the difference in my life and where I came from so that people know that people like me exist. I think it’s important to teach in a funny way because you don’t sound insulting, you don’t come off aggressive, you’re not condescending, you’re just speaking your truth.

Not only was Cristela’s show meant to entertain, but to show a part of her life that other people could connect with. Here are a few reasons why “Lower Classy” is so hilariously relatable:

Cristela starts the show with straightforward comments about our current president:

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Because who can avoid talking about politics these days?

She keeps it real about issues of race and skin color.

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It’s this combination of humor and ridicule that makes her standup show so great.

And isn’t shy about dropping the truth:

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Heck yeah she went there.

She’s super honest about the struggle of getting old.??

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She can’t be the only woman in her 30’s that still tries to go clubbing.??

Which comes with the struggle of trying to work out and stay in shape.

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It doesn’t get worse than being too fat to fit into workout clothes. ?

Annnnd the struggle of trying to eat healthy.

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It’s no wonder diets are so difficult — healthy food is so damn expensive!

Cristela keeps the show going with jokes about her family, especially her mom.

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Her mom is too funny!! ?

Like the time she tried to ask her mom for an allowance:

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*emphasis on ALLOW* LOL

But it turned out that her mom had already given her many allowances…?

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So if your parents didn’t grow up with an allowance, chances are neither did you.

With the title of her standup being “Lower Classy,” Cristela gives everyone her definition of what it’s like to be RICH.???

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SO TRUE!! ? This is perhaps the realest, and funniest definition of what it means to be rich.

From jokes about her family, to money, and day-to-day struggles, lots of people were able to relate to Cristela on so many levels.


Which is what makes her show 100x more entertaining.

There’s no doubt that Cristela’s “Lower Classy” is turning people’s frowns upside down. ?


Nothing better than a funny comedian after a long, rough day. ??

So if you’re looking for a comedy special that will give you a mix of tears and laughter, “Lower Classy” is definitely the way to go.


Check it out on Netflix! ??


READ: Cristela Alonzo Took On A Thief And Walked Away With This Story


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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

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