20 Funny Jaja Latinos Who Should Be On SNL Right Now
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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