Cristela Alonzo is the cocreator, coexecutive producer and star of the ABC sitcom, “Cristela,” an achievement which caps a whirlwind year. Cristela rose to fame in the world of standup and has since topped multiple comedy powerplayer lists including "Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch," "Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014" by LA Weekly, Cosmo Latina's "8 Women You Should be Following on Twitter," Time Out's "Comics to Watch," Cosmo's "13 Female Comedians to Watch For in 2014," and "One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know" by Vulture.com.
Cristela recently made a deal with Comedy Central to release her debut CD, “Some of the Hits,” this fall. "The Half Hour," her first halfhour special in Boston, premiered in June 2013 on Comedy Central to rave reviews. Cristela has also made appearances on “The View,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” "Conan,” Gabriel Iglesias' "Stand Up Revolution," Showtime's "Legally Brown," "Last Comic Standing" and "Live at Gotham." In addition, she performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
One of the most popular standup comedians in the college market, she showcased at the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) national convention in Charlotte, NC, and was the most requested act of the convention. In the past three years, she has performed for almost 300 colleges.
Originally from San Juan, Texas—Cristela is based in Los Angeles, and when not on the road, can be found performing at various area clubs, including her home club The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
“CRISTELA” on ABC: http://abc.go.com/shows/cristela
For more information, go to www.cristelaalonzo.com
Jerry Rocha is one of the hottest comics on the scene, constantly on tour and leaving a trail of busted guts and broken hearts in his wake. Well okay not really, but he has been a featured performer on SiTV, The Latino Laugh Festival, and was the subject of a half-hour documentary on the Travel Channel. He has spent the past few years working at comedy clubs all over the country, and is currently planning a move back to L.A.. If Jerry is still telling you this in a year, that means he’s a liar, and it’s back to living with his Mom. His routine is all over the map, able to make light of any subject, making people laugh at things they normally wouldn’t, and also making them laugh at the easiest target…himself.
Let’s take you back to the heart of Dallas, Texas where it all began with a four year-old boy, and a dream (and an Uncle’s finger that was far too close to be considered legal). A dream that centered around the only joy that boy had, making the people he loved laugh. Of course like all dreams that live in the heart, taking those first steps were always the toughest, and like any are you still reading this shit? What the fuck is wrong with you? You can’t be that ugly and alone to give that much of a fuck about those first few sentences that you had to keep on reading. I really hope that you didn’t lock a crying child in a closet so that you could pay better attention to this meaningless full-of-myself horseshit. If you are here, know that I love you, and that is all that matters…all that will ever matter. I hope to see you when I am in a town within a reasonable drive from where you live, and when that happens, feel free to lock that annoying fuck anywhere you want.
Comedian and writer, Gene Pompa's television credits include regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on NBC and a handful of appearances on "The Late, Late Show" on CBS. Other credits include Comedy Central, HBO, Que Locos on Galavision, Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival," and "In Living Color" on FOX, and Si TV! Gene co-starred in Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" in May, 2009.
Gene has completed two half-hour solo stand-up specials, "Pompalicious" for Comedy Central and a self-titled half-hour stand-up special for SI! TV, both airing regularly in rotation.
Gene's offbeat perspective plays extremely well with college age audiences and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. He headlines regularly at the Improvs in Hollywood, Irvine, Brea and Ontario and across the country, doing a stand-up show with great social relevance and irrelevance.
Gene was born in East Los Angeles and raised in the working-class suburbs of Southern California. He's been a Mexican-American for most of his life, except for a few years during the 70's, when he was a "practicing Chicano." As a product of the multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles, Gene was inspired to utilize universal themes in his stand-up and his writing.
Chuck Martin is an Emmy winning writer, producer and director, but considers himself a standup comedian first. As a veteran standup comedian, Chuck has made numerous appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” along with many other appearances on Showtime, MTV, and Comedy Central. Martin has also toured with legendary comedians Howie Mandel and George Wallace, and he can currently be seen on tour with Jerry Seinfeld.
As a writer and producer, Chuck won an Emmy for his work on the critically acclaimed FOX series “Arrested Development” and was nominated for two more. Other award nominations include “Television Producer of the Year” from the PGA and two nominations from the Writer’s Guild for “Best Comedy Series.” Chuck’s other television writing credits include “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “The Ellen Show,” “53rd Annual Emmy Awards,” and the “74th (and 77th) Annual Academy Awards.”
Chuck’s other television work includes co-writing and directing the FOX pilot “Sincerely, Ted L Nancy,” which is based on the best-selling book series “Letters from a Nut.” He also directed a pilot for Comedy Central titled “Playlist,” as well as the second season finale of “Arrested Development.”
In film, Martin currently has two feature films in development, one for Universal and the other for Paramount for which he is also attached as director. He additionally had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and was also a writer on the project.
Most recently, Chuck has been writing and producing NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” and working on his standup act in Los Angeles and New York.
Shawn Halpin started his Comedy career in Dallas. Since moving to LA Shawn became the feature act for Pauly Shore on the "The Pauly Shore Tour", and for Tom Green on the "The Tom Green World Stand Up Comedy Tour”. Shawn has also performed in the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and is a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. Shawn, a former Marine has Entertained with Troops with the USO, “Comics on Duty”, “G.I.’s of Comedy” and “Operation Comedy”, stateside and in Afghanistan.
Shawn Halpin is the Creator and Co-Host of “The Full Count Podcast” now available on iTunes. Shawn recently shot a pilot for the Discovery Channel and his debut Comedy CD “TEXAS CRUDE” will be available soon on iTunes.