Shows

Fire Improv Night at The Glendale Room This Thursday October 20th at 8:30pm!

It’s Going To Be Lit at The Glendale Room on Thursday, October 20th

I got a fire show this Thursday at the Glendale Room at 8:30pm!

So many premiers! It feels like the first issue of a brand new comic book that’s going to have a good run!

First off, the premier of Fjord! What is Fjord? Fjord is my new 2-man comedy team with Eli Magers of Gold Baby! We’ll be hosting the night and getting up to other antics!

Then we’re going to have the all mighty lineup of Belligerent! Nika Mabson, Paulina Nguyen, Alana Carithers, and Steph Glass are some pretty funny ladies, so you know they’re going to tear the house down!

Then I’m going to premier my new duo prov set, Fernando & Friend. Fernando (me) plays with a friend (possibly you). I got the great Matt Moeller playing with me – it’s going to be fun!

Finally, we got the debut of a new team featuring Rich Sohn (The Annoyance Theater, Second City, Pack Theater); Nika Mabson (Certified Zoomba Instructor); Fernando A. Funes (Me, Tonkatsu eater) and a friend (possibly you) – this team is called Hot Girl Pool Party!

I got a good feeling about this show!!! So join us at 8:30pm at the Glendale Room! This show is free with a suggested donation of $5 – be there!

#improv #glendale #glendaleroom #thingstodoinla #losangeles #comedy #bits #antics #fjord #belligerent #hotgirlpoolparty #fernandoandfriend

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Latinx Panel Show This Sunday, May 22 at the Pack Theater

Cuñados, Cuñadas, y Carnales Goes Live This Sunday, May 22 at 10pm.

Latinx Like to Talk

I grew up in a family of chatterboxes – everyone was always talking all the time about whatever.

I don’t know why it’s like that, but I have my theories.

– We live in large, intergenerational homes, so there’s just a lot of people living under one roof

– There wasn’t as many things competing for our attention nowadays as there used to be. And I’m talking pre-TV and radio. Or maybe you had one over the other

– There’s a rich history of oral history because the spoken word is an easy and proven way to keep our family stories alive

– Also, we’re a bunch of chismosos who like to talk shit about each other!

And that’s what we’re going to do this Sunday, May 22 at the Pack Theater at 10pm for Cuñados, Cuñadas, y Carnales!

This is our Latinx Panel Show where we get a group of our favorite Latinx comedians and play trivia games – it’s a lot of fun!

We’re going to have

Diosa
Patrick Lopez
Burrito Lady Pam
Marquez

And hosted by the amazing Andy Lomeli and Joe Felix!

Join us!

#latinxwriter #latinxcomedy #latinxcomedypachanga #npr #waitwaitdonttellme #packtheater #standup #sketch #improv

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Really Proud of the Latinx Comedy Pachanga’s Work in 2022 So Far!

Look at all these beautiful Latinx comics!

We’re Crushing It!

Really proud of all the work the Latinx Comedy Pachanga has done this year so far!

Here’s what we’ve done so far:

1). Launched a live version of our Latinx panel show, Cuñados, Cuñadas, y Carnales – we spent a year developing this show on Twitch, so it was great to do it live at the Pack Theater

2). Completed a run of Ka-Blahm-O! shows at Catsby – this show found its voice by becoming a stand-up/solo showcase with just a bit of clown energy and pro wrestling spirit in its veins

3). Had our first Potluck of the year at the Glendale Room, and had a really great “You should’ve been there” time – this variety hour is our longest running show, so I’m glad we put it up

4). Met new and amazing Latinx comics who blew my mind with their talents, POVs, and energies – LA is bursting with so many funny Latinx comics!

5). Was reminded of the amazing talents in the Pachanga ensemble – people have stepped up as producers, performers, writers, and ambassadors, and I’m all for it! I can’t wait to see more of it!

6). We did shows at The Clubhouse, Pack Theater, The Glendale Room, and Thymele Arts*

*To my tocaya, I consider our Fernandx sets mini Pachanga shows!

7). We featured a bunch of Latinx comics from the huge umbrella that is Latinx, and we all supported and lifted each other up!

8). I want to repeat the last point: we showcased a bunch of Latinx talent – The Pachanga will always be about putting up Latinx voices front and center.

As long we keep doing that – and providing as many opportunities for Latinx artists as possible – we’re going to be amazing.

Thank you to all the artists who shared their talents with the Pachanga so far this year, and I’m grateful for your talents and contributions.

And thank you to the venues and audiences who made all this possible!

It’s true: if you build it, they will come.

We got more shows coming up, so stay tuned!

Also, props to Melissa Funes for all the artwork, promotion, social media, and just general amazing help!

#latinxcomedy #latinxcomedypachanga #writer #performer #producer #director #LA #community #packtheater #clubhouse #theglendaleroom #thymelearts

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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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