Latinos For Texas Blog

2007-Sep-24

On a lighter note:”Because in Spanglish, no one can understand you laugh.”

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Just passing along the news that the funny kids at Latino Comedy Project are bringing back their highly acclaimed “AlienNation” for a few days in early October at Austin’s Dougherty Arts Center. Their ‘300‘ spoof video was great, with over 560,000 views. So support them so you can say you knew them before they sold out let others buy in! ; )

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that “AlienNation” returns next week for an encore run, one week only, October 5-7, at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin. The show features all-new material from the Latino Comedy Project and it’s the first all-new show since 2005’s “Citizen Quién?”

PERFORMANCES: ONLY THREE SHOWS! Friday-Saturday, October 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday October 7 at 2 p.m. at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin.

TICKETS: $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, available at the box office on performance evenings.

Advance tickets are already available at:
http://www.lcp.org/tickets or 512-474-TIXS

2007-Aug-2

On a Lighter Note: Latino Comedy Project’s ‘AlienNation’ opens

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Hey Austinites:

The highly-acclaimed and apparently ‘murderously funny’ new revue by Austin’s own Latino Comedy Project opens at the brand-spanking-new Mexican American Cultural Center. The Austin Chronicle has nice things to say about it. I have only a simple thing to say: ‘If you love freedom, you must go.’

Here the PR blurb:

Border walls. Failed immigration reform. Lou Dobbs foaming at the mouth. Comedy! Austin’s cultural cut-ups of the Latino Comedy Project return for the award-winning comedy troupe’s new all-original show, “AlienNation”,  another hilarious full-length revue of sketch comedy, videos and music.
PERFORMANCES: 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, August 2 through Aug. 25, 2007, at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin.

TICKETS / SHOW INFO: $15 adults, $12 students and senior, available at the MACC box office on performance evenings, Teatro’s phone line, 512-389-0892.

Advance tickets are available online right now at:
http://www.lcp.org/tickets

Want to keep those pesky new arrivals from crashing your Caucasian caucus? Use the “Porta-Border,” a miniature version of the proposed border wall. (Or, for even greater ease-of-transport, try the “Porta-Border Nano.”) In, “Get on a Truck”, the LCP’s secret for producing such great comedy on the cheap is revealed: We send comedy scouts to day labor sites! Check out the LCP’s take on Apple’s Mac vs. PC ads (”Mex vs. B.C. [Born Citizen]”), Bratz Dolls, “300″ and amateurish local “adult education”commercials (”Vosotros Polytechnic”). Attend the “2007 Annual Police Brutality Video Awards”, and visit a racially themed college costume party where the tables are turned on the usual perpetrators. And meet new characters like the poorly translated crossover Latin pop singer Xiañez.
 
After two years of touring in glamorous locales including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tulsa, Oklahoma and sunny McAllen, Texas, the LCP has been working hard to bring its unique, take-no-prisoners take on the absurdities of pop culture and politics back to hometown audiences. “AlienNation” is a night of hilarious, high-energy comedy by a troupe celebrating its 10th year of bringing audience members to tears of laughter.
 
The performance also marks the very first at the newly constructed Mexican American Cultural Center. The center, almost 30 years in the making, is welcoming the Latino Comedy Project as its first performance group.
 
The LCP, called “hilarious” and “murderously funny” by the San Francisco Chronicle, has been featured at international Sketch Festivals in Vancouver, Chicago and Seattle, and has performed with Carlos Mencia, Fred Willard, Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco and “The Daily Show”’s Rob Cordry, among others. The LCP’s comedy videos have been featured at international film festivals and on nationally syndicated programs seen in over 50 million households from coast to coast.
 
The Latino Comedy Project writers and performers are: LCP Artistic Director Adrian Villegas, Sandy Avila, Guillermo De Leon, Omar L. Gallaga, Raul Garza, Karinna Perez, Mical Trejo, Danu Uribe and Nick Walker.
 
Come see “AlienNation”: Because in Spanglish, no one can understand you laugh.

http://www.lcp.org
 
http://www.myspace.com/latinocomedyproject

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