Cristela Alonzo is a comedian originally from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Cristela has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Gabriel Iglesias’ Presents Stand Up Revolution.” She was also a featured comedian on Showtime Network’s “Legally Brown.”
Cristela has also written for Comedy Central and has won numerous awards for her short films, including Best Film at the Boston Comedy Festival and recently made her acting debut on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”
In 2012, Cristela was the most requested performer at the National Association of Campus Activities where she was booked to perform at over 100 colleges and universities across the country, bringing the total number of colleges at over 200 that she’s performed at in the past three years.
Cristela most recently received a development deal from 20th Century Fox to develop her own half-hour sit-com based on her life.
Cristela is currently on tour across the country. For more information, go to cristelaalonzo.com.
Kathleen Madigan: In her 22 year career, Kathleen Madigan has never been hotter. With her new Showtime special, "Gone Madigan," in constant rotation and the DVD-CD of the special topping the Amazon and iTunes charts,Madigan has the entire year booked with over 100 theater gigs across the country and numerous television appearances. She's recently back from her second Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's USO Holiday Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan. This year Madigan shared the stage with Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Lance Armstrong, Kix Brooks and Admiral Mike Mullen who hosted the tour. After the ten day tour, she returned home to tape appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "The Green Room with Paul Provenza" and "The Joy Behar Show in New" York. She's had countless appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and every other late night show that has come and gone. She's had her own hour specials on HBO and Comedy Central. In addition to the stand-up appearances, Madigan has been a correspondent for "The Dr. Phil Show," ESPN 2 and done commentary on VH1, CNN, E! , CMT and TV Guide's Emmy Red Carpet. She's performed not only in the US, but in Canada, China, Ireland and England.
Madigan has won the American Comedy Award for "Best Female Comedian" and the Phyllis Diller Award for "Best Female Comedian." Although she's has turned down many writing jobs because she loves performing more, Madigan has written and produced for Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" on Comedy Central and for Garry Shandling. "I'll write for other people--not many-- but a few and only if they have a clear voice and persona that I already think is funny and if they let me write in my pajamas and smoke." She remains the only comedian in the history of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" to go unchallenged by any other comedian--meaning no other comedian would say they were funnier than her. Madigan was a finalist in season 2 of "Last Comic Standing" and a judge on season 5. "It was fun to judge it once, but never again. I just can't think of 2000 ways to tell someone they're not funny without turning into a full blown alcoholic."
She's a favorite on nationally syndicated radio shows such as "The Bob and Tom Show" and "The Stephanie Miller Show." She's also a constant on SIRIUS-XM Radio and last year beat out all the guys-- including Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and Jeff Foxworthy-- to win the listener determined "SIRIUS Challenge Cup," deeming her the number one favorite comedian played on SIRIUS radio. Madigan has released four CDs and two hour long DVDs. Born in St. Louis, she now lives in Los Angeles but spends, as she puts it, "inordinate amounts of time," with her 6 siblings and parents who live in the Midwest where she hangs out on her farm and on a raft in a lake. After 22 years of 300 nights on the road, her goal remains to move to Ireland and drink Guinness while feeding her sheep herding dogs.
Kathleen Madigan is one of the most popular headliners in the country. An American Comedy Award winner for Best Female Stand-Up, her accessible and unpretentious style has earned her a devoted and growing following. Count Lewis Black among them - he called her "the funniest woman in America." Unlike any other female comedian working today, Kathleen resonates with a broad base of fans from coast to coast. She packs theaters from Nevada to North Carolina and everywhere in between. Her standup specials on HBO and Comedy Central have earned rave reviews and her latest CD/DVD "In Other Words" was one of the most downloaded comedy albums of 2006. She is a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, VH1, E!, and CNN. She is a mainstay on Comedy Central where she recently debuted a new one-hour special and appeared on The World Stands Up, USO Comedy Tour, The World Comedy Tour, and Comedy Central Presents as well as Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil." Kathleen recently served as a talent scout on NBC's Last Comic Standing and is the host of her own weekly show on Sirius Radio Networks, The Kathleen Madigan Show. She is the only 5'2" Mid-Missouri Hoop Shoot Champion in recorded history.