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20 Funny Jaja Latinos Who Should Be On SNL Right Now

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Despite the lack of evidence on “Saturday Night Live,” there are tons of hilarious and badass Latino comedians. To prove our point, we’ve decided to roundup 20 amazingly talented Latinx comedians who could totally rock it out on the show.

1. Veronica Orsorio

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I mean, she looks right at home on that iconic stage! An actress, writer, and comedian, Veronica Orsorio is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Her character work, sketches and improv background make her a perfect person for “Saturday Night Live.” You should definitely check her out in Más Mejor’s “Diego & Valentina” series.

2. Jesenia

You know when someone is so funny, it’s almost painful to watch their sketches, because you’re laughing so much it feels like you just did an ab workout? That’s Jesenia.

She’s part of Comedy High Productions, and we’re obsessed with her. Her characters are ridiculous, and she’s an incredible actress to boot. SNL would be better with her on the show.

3. Jenni Ruiza

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A frequent collaborator with Jesenia, Jenni is an incredible singer and comedian. She and Jesenia are also behind the “Still No Latinas” campaign, specifically addressing the lack of Latina representation on SNL, and host a podcast together called The Fixxx. Check it out!

4. Selene Luna

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A stand-up comic, burlesque artist, writer and speaker, Selene Luna is super versatile and taking the industry by storm. She’s got one hell of a resume that includes working with Margaret Cho and Dita Von Teese, and we’re obsessed.

5. Gina Brillon

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Whenever Latina comedians are brought up, you can bet that Gina’s name is mentioned many times, and with good reason. A stand-up, writer, actress and winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase, Gina is a bonafide badass. She’s got the experience and the comedy chops, so what are you waiting for SNL?!

6. Patti Vasquez

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Patti Vasquez, aka “Lipstick Mom,” is a Chicago-based comedian. She’s also the host of The Patti Vasquez Show on Chicago’s WGN Radio, and creator of the series “Patti Happens.”

7. Monique Marvez

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Monique has not one but three comedy specials: “Latin Divas of Comedy,” “Snoop Dogg Presents the Bad Girls of Comedy,” and her own Showtime special, “Not Skinny, Not Blonde.” She. Can. Get. It. Plus, she’s always touring and performing live.

8. Marga Gomez

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As it states on her website:

MARGA GOMEZ has appeared on LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival,” Comedy Central’s “Out There” and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams who called her “Amazing… a lesbian Lenny Bruce.”

Hell. Yes. If someone had Robin Williams’ seal of approval, do they even need anything else? SNL would be lucky to have this incredible performer.

9. Debi Gutierrez

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Not only is Debi a stand-up comedian, she’s also an actress with tons of television appearances. Her relatable humor makes her incredibly down-to-earth, and when you watch her you feel like you know her. Which makes her a perfect addition to the SNL ensemble. Since she also has lots of hosting experience, we could totally see her as an anchor on Weekend Update.

10. Joanna Hausmann

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Homegirl is hilarious, and she does it all. She’s a video creator, writer and producer for Univision’s digital comedy platform, Flama

Her videos are satirical and often address issues many young Latinas face today. Like this video:  Things White Latinos Are Sick of Hearing. For Latinas who look white, THIS VIDEO IS SO SO REAL. PRAISE YOU QUEEN.

11. Vladimir Caamaño

Dancing at fisherman’s wharf.

A video posted by Vladimir Caamano (@laughingvlad) on Jan 9, 2016 at 6:48pm PST

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It’s been a prettyyyy good year for Vladimir Caamaño. He’s set to star in an NBC comedy, “Vlad,” based on his own experience growing up Dominican in the Bronx, was featured in Howie Mandel’s “Just For Laughs,” and is busy co-hosting a podcast called “In The Conversation” in addition to touring all over the damn place. His impression of his dad’s habit of making weird sounds while talking is seriously ALL OUR DADS. Uncanny.

12. Gabriel Iglesias

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Gabriel Iglesias isn’t fat, he’s fluffy. Fun fact: Early on in his career, Iglesias starred on Nickelodeon’s “All That.” Nowadays, he’s known for his colorful storytelling, impressions and sound effects. His material often tackles the issue of weight; he’s even defined the “Five Levels of Fatness,” to which he recently added a sixth: “Oh, Hell No!” The Mexican-American comedian has his own show on FuseTV starting April 7th, “Fluffy Breaks Even,” and is embarking on a comedy tour of the same name.

13. Cristela Alonzo

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Cristela Alonzo is one for the history books. In 2014, she became the first Latina to write, produce and star in her own network TV sitcom, “Cristela.” Alonzo will conquer the big screen in May’s “Angry Birds” movie and she’s currently touring around California. Although there are many Latinos dominating the stand up scene, the Latinas are few and far between. Work it, Cristela!

14. Felipe Esparza

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Esparza was the first Latino to win “Last Comic Standing.” His one-hour special, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You” appeared on Showtime and is now streaming on Netflix. He also hosts the popular podcast “What’s Up, Fool?,” which is available on his website, along with his tour dates.

15. Chris Garcia

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It’s about time Chris Garcia released a killer comedy album. Born in LA to Cuban parents, Chris Garcia moved to San Francisco where he was named one of the seven funniest people in the city before moving back to tinseltown. Garcia talks openly about his father’s dementia and has been known to tear up onstage. Catch him on the small stage while you still can, he’s one of the best out there. His brand new album “Laughing and Crying at the Same Time” is available on iTunes and Amazon.

16. Ana Breton

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a digital producer on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” has gathered an army of volunteers to put together “La Marcha De Mayo,” a massive protest march happening in NYC this upcoming May. The march’s goal, per Ana, is to bring awareness and visibility to Latinos and immigrants in this ever-charged political climate.

17. Julio Torres

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The hilarious Salvadoran comedian joined SNL as a writer two years ago. Still, wouldn’t it be great to see this funny guy on screen more as a regular?

18. Valencia Perez

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Valencia Perez is the kind of girl we love to hate; beautiful, a yoga instructor, and the apple of almost everyone’s eye. The great thing about “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is that they don’t just make her a bitch because she was dating Josh (Rebecca’s old flame) – she’s a character that feels like a real person, and Gabrielle Ruiz plays her perfectly. 

19. Rosa Diaz

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Let me count the ways I love this AMAZING CHARACTER. Wait – there are too many. Is it possible to be in love with a fictional character but also to be terrified by them? She is tough as nails, and you don’t want to mess with her. But you kind of have to be scary when you’re a detective, right?

20. Amy Santiago

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When you’ve got not one but two incredible Latinas on a show, you know it’s gotta be BOMB. Amy Santiago, while not as scary as Rosa, is still one you don’t want to mess with. She’s also hilarious, as exhibited above.


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This Actor Is Starting His Own Show On Comedy Central All About Being A Latino Millennial

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This Actor Is Starting His Own Show On Comedy Central All About Being A Latino Millennial

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There’s one person that stands out on “Broad City” — aside from the female leads, of course — and that’s Arturo Castro. We’ve come to adore the Guatemalan actor as Jaime on the Comedy Central show for the past several years. While “Broad City” is scheduled to end in 2019 at the end of its fifth season, we shouldn’t be too sad over that news because Deadline reports that we will soon be seeing a lot more of this hilarious guy.

Arturo Castro will star in his comedy sketch show called “Alternatino.”

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The show, which has been picked up by Comedy Central, is about Castro’s experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States.

“This is literally what dreams coming true feels like,” Castro said on his Instagram. “I’m feeling so grateful, my chest may burst. To everyone that’s put their talent and effort on the line to get this show approved, this is your victory. Comedy Central has been my home since I first walked in their door six years ago.”

Castro said he is deeply appreciative to comedic actresses Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson for giving him his big break on “Broad City.”

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“And of course the ladies of Broad City for giving me my start, and inspiring me to create my own work,” Castro said on Instagram.

He also vows that his new show will be completely dedicated to the Latino experience.

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“I promise to leave it all on the table with this show, and to bring you as much truth, heart, and laughter as I and my team of badass writers can muster,” Castro said.

He also added that, “being Latino is not just one thing, and especially in today’s world, representation is essential. I’ll work tirelessly to ensure a kid growing up anywhere can watch the screen and know he or she can do f*cking anything, no matter what they look like or how their English sounds. Let’s dooooo this!!”

“To God, my family, my squeaky, my friends and team: without you all I’d be doing quinceañeras as a member of a Menudo cover band.”

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Ummm yeah right. This guy is just getting started.


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People Are Praising ‘SNL’ For Airing This Satirical Yet Honest Sketch About DACA And The Trump Administration

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People Are Praising ‘SNL’ For Airing This Satirical Yet Honest Sketch About DACA And The Trump Administration

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“Surprise. You were brought here as a baby.”

The folks at “Saturday Night Live” has not let the Trump administration skate by without some satire pointing out the government’s shortcoming. Whether it was Alec Baldwin impersonating President Trump after a scandalous tweet or questionable comment to making fun of bigotry that sometimes shows itself in the administration. The latest jab at the trump administration comes by way of The Game of Life: DACA Edition. Melissa Villaseñor is the one who draws the card of Dreamer while her friends are either having twins, going to law school or becoming rock stars. The sketch shows the frustration that so many DACA recipients face.

“Only Dreamers get to jump through bureaucratic hoops, duck from ICE officers and work three jobs just to get by,” the narrator says when Villaseñor draws the Dreamer card.

Towards the end of the sketch, Villaseñor is left trying to figure out how to get the money for a lawyer that will help her get a job permit to work to make money. The feeling of hopelessness and defeat is a common theme in the Dreamer narrative.

Some people on Twitter are applauding the sketch for its truthful depiction of navigating life as a DACA recipient.

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Others aren’t as amused since real people have to deal with the issued joked about in the sketch.

The Game of Life: DACA Edition included mentions to President Trump’s tweets, the border wall and the surprise of discovering that you are undocumented.

Real DACA recipients have commented on seeing their story in a SNL sketch.

All DACA recipients should be aware that they can currently renew their DACA status. Courts have blocked the Trump administration’s plan to end DACA. This allows all DACA recipients to renew their status.

Overall, the sketch confirmed with some people that DACA recipients are some of the hardest working people.

Way to go, SNL.


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