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6 Latino Comedians You Seriously Need To See Live

Latinos aren’t just dominating television and streaming comedies right now, they’re also bringing down the house at stand-up clubs across the country. Live Latino Comedians are of the hottest comics out there, and  [TMZ voice] number one may shock you! [/TMZ voice]

6. Vladimir Caamaño

Dancing at fisherman’s wharf.

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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.

5. 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.

4. 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!

3. 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.

2. 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.

1. Louis C.K.

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When Louis C.K. told Conan O’Brian that he’s Latino, the audience thought it was an uncharacteristically dumb quip. But the joke was on them as C.K. revealed that he is, in fact, Mexican. His family moved to Mexico when he was a baby, and Spanish was his first language. C.K. attributes some of his knack for comedic observations about America to his emigration from Mexico which says a lot, he’s widely considered the best stand-up working today. Score 1 for Latinos! While you wait for him to announce his next live show, check out the video where he reveals his heritage to a stunned audience:

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Speedy Gonzalez Is Appearing in the New ‘Space Jam’ Reboot and His Official Poster is Out

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Speedy Gonzalez Is Appearing in the New ‘Space Jam’ Reboot and His Official Poster is Out

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In case you haven’t heard, Speedy Gonzalez is appearing in the new “Space Jam” movie. That’s right, the one starring Lebron James. On Monday, the Twitter account of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” debuted a bunch of character posters.

Among the posters of Looney Toons characters was none other than Speedy Gonzalez himself.

Speedy Gonzalez was dressed in his usual sombrero and neck tie, but this time, he donned a Tune Squad jersey along with his signature ensemble. Honestly, he looked pretty adorable.

While Speedy Gonzalez made a brief cameo appearance in the first “Space Jam” (without any lines), this time around, it appears that the Fastest Mouse in Mexico will have a bigger part.

None other than Latino comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be voicing Speedy Gonzalez in the upcoming reboot.

Years ago, there were reports floating around that George Lopez was attached to voice Speedy Gonzalez. In the end, it appears that the studio went in another direction. However, the casting choice is still a strong one because Iglesias is also a beloved and hilarious Mexican-American comedian.

Recently, Gabriel Iglesias has been passionate about defending “Speedy Gonzalez” from critics who think he’s an insensitive Mexican stereotype. Early last month, the New York Times ran an opinion article by Charles M. Blow that claimed that Speedy Gonzalez “helped popularize the corrosive stereotype of the drunk and lethargic Mexican”. The same article claimed that Pepe Le Pew “normalized rape culture.”

In the aftermath of the controversial article, Twitter users were having a heated discussion over whether Speedy Gonzalez was offensive or not.

“I’m a Mexican and I love Speedy González,” wrote one Twitter user. “Please
@CharlesMBlow don’t speak for all Mexicans when you [say] Speedy is offensive for us. [You] don’t have this voice. You are not a Mexican.”

“I’m Hispanic I have never found Speedy Gonzalez offensive,” wrote another. “Canceling everything over such stupid things is why no one takes us seriously when we try to hold people that actually deserve it accountable.”

In the end, the voice of Speedy Gonzalez himself, Gabriel Iglesias, stepped in to defend the fastest mouse in Mexico.

“I am the voice of Speedy Gonzales in the new Space Jam,” wrote Iglesias. “Does this mean they are gonna try to cancel Fluffy too? U can’t catch me cancel culture. I’m the fastest mouse in all of Mexico”.

We’re glad that Speedy Gonzalez wasn’t cut out of the new Space Jam and we can’t wait to see how Gabriel Iglesias takes on the role! “Space Jam: A New Legacy” will be both in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on July 16.

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

A year in quarantine has led so many of us to doom scroll and get lost in social media. As a result, some people are getting more recognition and one person who should be getting your attention is Jenny Solares, or @es_jenny_solares on Instagram.

Jenny Solares is here with the relatable content we all want.

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The Guatemalan content creator knows what the people want to see. How many times have you heard someone say that they like a woman who can eat? Well, as Jenny urges, prove it, y’all. Take your lady out and get her all of the food that she wants. Let’s go!

Now, that’s how you add salsa to someone’s food. If you didn’t already think this way when adding salsa to your tacos, you definitely will now. It’s just impossible not to.

We also love seeing her collaborating with Estefania Saavedra, a fellow Latina creator. A rising tide lifts all boats so we appreciate seeing these Latinas working together.

Solares is even creating brand new identities.

Cholas will forever have a place in our hearts. We know cholas. We love cholas. We are related to cholas. Solares’ creation of the glola is truly a work of art. Just because you’re a chola doesn’t mean you can’t love glitter and colors.

She’s even got some of the Covid humor in check.

There are going to be so many school assignments about this year in the coming years. Kids will be learning about the time the world stood still as we battled an out-of-control virus. It is going to be us having to tell the little ones about that time and it’s going to be rough. Get ready to reliving everything we have been dealing with for the last year.

On top of all of the comedy, Solares is ready to show her fans some real love for their support.

“Thank you all for letting me be me. Thank you for appreciating my silliness, my craziness, my songs, my dances, my imperfections,” Solares tells her fans in a year-end video. “Thank you for letting me be myself. This year was full of so much sadness, uncertainty, frustration, and, for a lot of people, loneliness. Thank you all for not letting me feel that loneliness.”

Thank you, Jenny. Your comedy has been a bright spot for so many during an incredibly hard and sad year.

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