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Arturo Castro’s ‘Alternatino’ Finds New Home With QuiBi Leaving Comedy Central

Arturo Castro’s “Alternatino” is moving from Comedy Central to the new streaming app QuiBi. The Latino sketch comedy show is in its second season and will now be aired on QuiBi using their 10-minute platform.

“Alternatino” has a new home on QuiBi.

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QuiBi, short for Quick Bits, is a new streaming app. The platform offers people small, digestible videos that are 10 minutes long offering people something to watch while in line or waiting for an appointment. Now, Latinos can get their own unique comedy fix while out and about.

The show is something that will give Latinos a chance to see themselves and their families represented.

We have all been on the receiving end of some very awkward conversations with our parents. It is something that all of us have had to deal with and no matter how many conversations you have, they don’t get any easier. This video of a dad telling his son about sex is just too accurate for 2020. There is so much that parents just don’t know and it is clear that they can use a lesson from time to time.

It really is nice to see a Latino man running a sketch comedy show giving us all of the jajajas we can handle.

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All hail the true OG.

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This OG sketch is probably one of the best from the “Alternatino” list. What exactly makes someone an OG? If using a rotary phone, battling polio, and riding a horse for transportation aren’t OG, what is? Like, that is some of the most OG stuff around. Imagine being able to survive all of that and still be around to tell the tale. That’s some OG stuff right there.

Comedy Central is still involved in a partnership with QuiBi.

“I’m so thrilled that I get to keep my partnership with Comedy Central while adding this exciting new platform to the team,” Castro wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m so glad we have the opportunity to keep talking about the things that matter to us and to make y’all laugh along the way.”

QuiBi fell short of their original viewership projections claiming that COVID-19 is the problem.

The app, which cost $1.8 billion to launch, is experiencing a rough start. Projections from QuiBi were that they would have 7 million active users and $250 million in revenue. Instead, The New York Times reports that QuiBi has been downloaded by 2.9 million users and 1.3 million have become active users. QuiBi would say the download number is closer to 3.5 million.

QuiBi fell out of the top 50 downloaded apps on iPhone one week after it was launched. It is currently #125 on the iTunes chart.

“I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus,” Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of QuiBi, told The New York Times. “Everything. But we own it.”

Katzenberg added: “Is it the avalanche of people that we wanted and were going for out of launch? The answer is no. It’s not up to what we wanted. It’s not close to what we wanted.”

Given another shot, Katzenberg would have handled the launch of QuiBi differently.

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While Katzenberg regrets the lackluster start to the app, he tells The New York Times that there is enough money being generated that he doesn’t regret it. The $1.8 billion raised to start the short form media app was raised between Chinese company Alibaba and Hollywood.

READ: ‘Alternatino With Arturo Castro’ Gun Violence Skit Is Exactly What You Need To See Right Now

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Get Your Jajas From These Netflix Specials To Ease Your Holiday Blues

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Get Your Jajas From These Netflix Specials To Ease Your Holiday Blues

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Nothing makes life a little better than some hearty jajajas. Whether you are alone with your fur baby or in the living room with your quaranteam, it’s good to laugh. Netflix is ready with some hilarious stand-up specials from Latino comedians.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: “One Show Fits All”

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is back to keep us all rolling with laughter in his Netflix stand-up special. The comedian who has kept us laughing for years does not disappoint in “One Show Fits All.” The set is filled with celebrity impressions and jokes about the family and some at his own expense. His show will give you the nostalgic feels you didn’t know you needed will leaving you in stitches.

Tom Segura: “Ball Hog”

Tom Segura came to play in his Netflix stand-up special “Ball Hog.” Get ready for an uncomfortable ride through jokes about moms, dads, follow dreams, and everything in between. If you’re a parent, you’ll get his brutally honest take on parenting and protecting yoour children from anything bad by all means necessary.

Franco Escamilla: “Bienvenido al mundo”

Franco Escamilla is bringing observational humor to everyone willing to listen. If the trailer is an indicator for how funny the set is, you are in for a treat. There is something so relatable about Escamilla’s view of the world that is littered with funny moments in the most mundane tasks, like learning someone’s name.

George Lopez: “We’ll Do It For Half”

Love him or hate him, George Lopez really understands the Latino community. He knows how our families work. Not only are we a loving and united group when it comes to the outside world, we are savage with each other. Lopez’s “We’ll Do It For Half” takes you through the most incredible and wild understandings of latino families. Like, your non-Latino friends won’t understand this stand-up as deeply as your own family.

Tiffany Haddish: “They Ready”

Tiffany Haddish promised several women comics that she would help them if she made it, and she did. “They Ready” brings together a group of hilarious women comedians and gives them a chance to be seen by the Netflix audience. One of the women welcomed to the stage is Aida Rodriguez and she slays the audience. Her stories of her wild life are so funny that you will be left breathless. These women are hilarious so bundle up and get ready to laugh till it hurts.

Liss Pereira: “Reteniendo líquidos”

Liss Pereira is a Colombian comedian everyone should know about. Her take on relationships cuts deep and will educate all of you clueless men out there. Her biggest bit of wisdom is about how men and women approach relationships different. Men like to think they are the ones who are making the decision and weighing the option. That’s cute. Everyone knows that it is the woman who decides if a relationship is worth pursuing and she is not getting into one if she does not see a real future with you.

“Lugar de Mulher”

“Lugar De Mulher” is a giving Brazilian women comedians a chance to let their humor be shared with the world. You might have to turn on the subtitles to understand the Portuguese but it will be worth it. These mulheres cover all aspects of being a women in the kind of comedy that only Latin American women can.

“Zona Rosa”

Gey. Gay. Gay. “Zona Rosa” gives four LGBTQ+ comedians in Mexico their time to shine in the limelight as they tackle what is means to be queer in Mexico. The first season had four episodes and fans are waiting for the second season to drop. The comedians discuss everything from sex to drugs to learning about their own sexuality later in life. It is a wild roller coaster so buckle in and enjoy the ride.

READ: Here Are Some Latino Comedians To Brighten Up Your Instagram Feed With Some Good Jajas

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Latino Shows On Quibi Are Up In The Air After Platform Announces Shutdown

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Latino Shows On Quibi Are Up In The Air After Platform Announces Shutdown

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Quibi, a short-form streaming platform, offered a variety of content from news shows to comedy to action and more. The streaming service that was launched six months ago, announced that it would be shutting down due to a lack of success in gaining traction with subscribers. It is unknown if the shows on the platform will be renewed on different platforms or canceled.  Here are some Latin shows that were offered on Quibi.

“Thanks A Million”

“Thanks A Million,” executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, first aired on Quibi on April 6, 2020. The show follows celebrities as they kickstart a chain of kindness by gifting money to an individual who must then give half of it to someone else. The first episode features J.Lo herself. Other episodes feature Gabriel Iglesias, Kristen Bell,  Anthony Davis, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and more.

“Flipped”

“Flipped” is an American comedy series that debuted on Quibi, April 6, 2020. The cast includes Latino stars Arturo Castro, Eva Longoria, and Andy Garcia. The show is about a couple who get into the house-flipping business and are kidnapped by drug cartel members and forced to renovate their homes.

“Nikki Fre$h”

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Nicole Richie executively produced and starred in “Nikki Fre$h.”  It is a six-episode series on Quibi in which Richie plays her musical persona ““Nikki Fre$h,” a trap artist who makes eco-conscious choices while performing music videos. A couple of the special guests include Bill Nye, the science guy, and Lionel Richie. 

“Pulse News by Telemundo”

Not only does Quibi offer tv shows, but it also offers news. “Pulse News by Telemundo” is a newscast, hosted by Andrea Martinez, that is catered to the English-speaking Latino community. It has aired daily on the streaming platform since the launch of Quibi.

“For the Cultura by Telemundo”

Another Telemundo based news show is “For the Cultura by Telemundo.” It is a Latino-focused entertainment and music news show that is co-hosted by Alfredo Lomeli and Krystal Vega. Like “Pulse News,” the entertainment based news show airs daily. 

“Alternatino with Arturo Castro”

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The American sketch comedy series created by and starring Arturo Castro is not currently on Quibi. It had its first season on Comedy Central and was renewed for a second season and would move to Quibi. The series is described as a “a sketch show based on Arturo’s experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States.” The status of the show is currently unknown due to the shut down of the mobile device streaming platform. 

“Natural Born Narco”

The tv drama is supposed to premiere in fall 2020 as a collaboration between Quibi and Telemundo. The series chronicles the origins of the drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes and is inspired by and serves as a prequel to the acclaimed telenovela, El Señor de Los Cielos. The status of the telenovela-like series is unknown due to the shutdown news.

Quibi expects to shut down the streaming service around December 1, 2020.

READ: Arturo Castro’s ‘Alternatino’ Finds New Home With QuiBi Leaving Comedy Central

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