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10 Latina Comedians 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 Latina comedians. To prove our point, we’ve decided to roundup 10 amazingly talented Latina comedians who could totally rock it out on the show.


1. Veronica Orsorio

Had a great time at the premiere of @masmejor I actually got to host what I call Little SNL ? @takeadao

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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 

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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

OMG! Over 2 1/2 hours in #LA traffic but we finally arrived! 2 shows #tonight at @theirvineimprov !

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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

This guy. #manspreading on my shoulders.

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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.


So. What are you waiting for, SNL?


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Who are some of your favorite Latina comedians? Let us know in the comments below!

Devendra Banhart Is Holding A Concert To Benefit Children In Venezuela

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Devendra Banhart Is Holding A Concert To Benefit Children In Venezuela

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There are many reasons to love Devendra Banhart: His music is stellar. He can rock an eyeliner-and-long-beard combo better than most. And now the Venezuelan-American singer has given us yet another reason to be fans, announcing that his next Los Angeles show (which has already been sold out!) will benefit kids in Venezuela, where he spent part of his formative years:


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Devendra explained exactly what prompted him to send help, especially to the young and vulnerable:

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Via Brown Paper Tickets

On the event page, Devendra also notes the specific purchases that will be made with the funds, including milk, antibiotics and incubators.


While he notes that “one small show might not be able to raise much,” he adds that every little bit will help. In addition, he reveals plans to eventually start a nonprofit to help those in Venezuela. Writes Devendra: “In honor of our great great great great Grandfather Francisco Antonio Risquez who was, you’ll never guess it, a doctor, we hope to eventually start a little nonprofit calledThe F.A.R Foundation.”


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The show is already sold out, but you can still make a donation via Brown Paper Tickets.


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