What I Learned From Last Ka-Blahm-O! Comics (For Now)

Frankie, Ammy, Diosa, Mario, and Fernando

Well, we did it!

We had a super fun last Ka-Blahm-O! Comics and ended our run as part of Catsby!

As for last night, we had a wonky start, but then the show found its footing, and then it was smooth sailing from there.

I’m convinced to keep this show going because I’ve seen the importance of a Latinx solo showcase.

Takeaways:

1. Ammy Ontiveros is blossoming into a really fun stand-up! I can’t wait to buy your album!

2. Mario Barra is a sharp and witty standup in Spanish and English!

3. Diosa is a powerhouse performer. She was born to be on the stage.

4. We found our sweet spot: Latinx Comedy for a Latinx Audience.

5. Reading my poetry out loud is a super empowering experience

6. I’m grateful to the Latinx Comedy Pachanga for making this show possible.

7. I’m the luckiest guy in the world because I have Frankie Estrella as a best friend – you are the wind beneath my wings.

This show is coming back – stay tuned for when!

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Thank you to Chad Damiani for being a mentor and a leader, and for giving me the space to develop this show.

Thank you to the Catsby Community for supporting this super niche show.

Thank you to Joshua Birnbaum for teching every show.

And huge thanks to all the amazing Latinx performers and audience who supported – I’m super grateful for your time and contributions and care.

Catsby has an ongoing, free physical comedy workshop on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month from 6pm to 7:20pm at the Clubhouse.

Email catsbycomedy@gmail.com to get on the student list and learn from LA’s best clowns  – don’t miss out on this amazing training!

The Latinx Comedy Pachanga has more shows this coming year, so keep your eye out for them!

Invest in yourself and your growth will be phenomenal.

#latinxcomedypachanga #catsby #kablahmo #clown #latinxcomedy #standup #showrunner #producer #LA

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Ka-Blahm-o! Comics No.1 was a Huge Success!

Hot damn! The premier of Ka-Blahm-O! Comics No.1 at Catsby was a success – this was a fire show with an all Latinx lineup!

I feel like I’ve really leveled up as a programmer this year, but if I’m going to be honest, I’m just lucky to know a lot of comedy superstars in the making.

It’s not just about me asking talented people to share their gifts with me and the audience; it’s also asking people to go out there and try something new outside their comfort zone and have that experience of adjusting their performance in real time to the audience’s response, the best teacher for any performer.

There was a little bit of everything yesterday, and I’m glad we just put it all out there and trusted ourselves to succeed and have fun.

I think the audience dug it, and that’s a win in my book.

Thank you to all the amazing Latinx comedians who performed last night and shared their genius with us. Thanks to Chad Damiani and Catsby for the slot and guidance. Thanks to the amazing audience who gave their full attention to an all Latinx show. Thank you to the Latinx Comedy Pachanga for the help with social media and producing.

And finally, special thanks to Frankie Estrella for doing all this crazy shit with me all weekend long. We filmed for a web series, drove up and down SoCal, had Del Taco and Fatburger, did two shows together + a workshop, and shared the glory of Ka-Blahm-O! with the world. I love you, brother. Thank you for doing all this with me.

#clown #improv #idiot #comedy #latinx #latinxcomedy #latinxcomedypachanga #LA #LAimprov #losangeles #catsby #chaddamiani #kablahmo

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Ka-Blahm-O! Is Back This Sunday 12/12 at 8:30pm at the Clubhouse!

Come Get It This Sunday at the Clubhouse

Ka-Blahm-o! Is Back!

This Sunday Frankie Estrella and I are bringing back the 2-man improv clown machine that is KBO!

Crank up the Pantera because shit is going to get wild!

Featuring
Impromundeando
Standup from Ammy Ontiveros
Victor Bryan Olivas
Frankie Anselmo & Mago
Tarot with Silvia Browns

This Sunday at the Clubhouse in block 2 of Catsby at 8:30pm. Donations welcomed and encouraged. Masks Required + Proof of Vaccination.

Produced by the Latinx Comedy Pachanga

#improv #clown #latinxcomedy
#latinxcomedypachanga #idiot #standup #taro #magic #theater

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11/05/21 Birthday Show at the Improv Collective

I had an amazing birthday show on Friday night at the Improv Collective!

I was blown away by the talent of everyone who performed and shared their work:

Anatalia Vallez is a fire poet who can make you laugh and cry in a flash of a few lines, and not everyone can do that.

Book Jesse Joseph for all your magic needs – dude knows what he’s doing! (I suggest bringing Joey Shope too as your magician’s assistant!)

I didn’t know how much I missed the two man improv clown machine that is Ka-Blahm-o! Love you Frankie!

And Jac Floyd, Matt Thomas, Josh Heimendinger, and Juanito Velasco are much better improvisers than I ever hope to be, and I’m super greatful to them for playing on West Coast Selfie with me.

I’m truly humbled by the people around me, and I’m very lucky to have a front row to their gifts and genius.

In general, book all these people!

Also, it was super cool to read a bunch of my poems out loud to a group of live people – I’m going to do more of that!

Thank you to Robert Souders and Bridget Marie for making this happen, and to Chris Beal for doing tech.

I want to thank everyone who came out and supported – I appreciate you for that!

If you’re in LA today, come check out birthday show no.2 at Tao Comedy Studio at 7:30 pm. It’s going to be fun!

Do what you love as much as you can.

#improv #improvcollective #ocimprov #kablahmo #magic #poetry #clown

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The Improv Life: Just Be a Big Dumb Clown

The Improv Life: Just Be a Big Dumb Clown

Yeah, man, I’m a goof. I like to do bits and play dumb. If I see an opportunity for a joke, I’m going to throw one in there. If I can throw in some biting satire to comment on my surroundings, I will. If I see a sad person, I want to make them laugh. I don’t know why I do it; this is just me. Making people laugh is a calling, and I don’t question it. I’m a big dumb clown because, hey, life is short and we got to squeeze the joy out of it. And for me there is no higher joy than laughter.

#improv #sketch #clown #idiot #comedy #performer #shows #theater #joy #laugh #laughter

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