Thursday, September 11, 2014

A New Latino Family Comedy is Coming to Prime Time

This fall ABC will be attempting to bring the Latino Family Comedy back to primetime television. You may recognize the lead of the show as the stand-up comedian Cristela Alonzo. Following in the footsteps of Latino stand-up comedian George Lopez she is getting the chance to bring her comedy to the masses with a sitcom.

I must admit that I had never heard of Cristela Alonzo before. As "research" for this post I googled her name and watched a bunch of her stand-up comedy. She is hilarious! She is now the co-creator, writer, executive producer, co-director and star of the show "Cristela", a semi-autobiographical story about a women working to become a lawyer, living with her sister and her sisters family and her mother. In interviews Cristela talks a lot about how this show is just a show about a family who love each other who happen to be latino. I am not sure about that because from the clips I have seen the show seems to really focus on and tackle Latino issues.

When it comes to shows that depict Latino families I tend to love them and criticize them at the same time. I find myself cracking up because I can relate to the funny cultural specific situation, and on the other hand, I become critical about how this could be perpetuating stereotypes.

Cristela Alonzo is a smart and funny Latina and I am really looking forward to her new show! 

1 comment:

  1. BB doesn't usually watch TV, but this one I wanna see. BB2U


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