They're bad. They're brown. They're back!
After acclaimed, sold-out performances at The Out Of Bounds Comedy Fest and San Francisco Sketchfest, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) celebrates its 20th anniversary with the all-new "Gentrif*cked." The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Friday and Saturday, June 9-10 at 8 and 10:15 p.m. at Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth Street.
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Instigated by the dramatic changes to our city, the LCP's all-new original sketch show "Gentrif*cked" examines the causes and consequences of gentrification as it affects Austin and communities across America.
The LCP asks: What happens when a community's pinata shops are demolished and replaced with cat-friendly vegan coffeehouses? When neighborhood pulgas are transformed overnight into luxury condos? Or when Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking, stand-up paddle board enthusiasts? Through their trademark mix of live sketches and original videos, the LCP provides all the hard answers and leaves no one unscathed in "Gentrif*cked."
In addition to a pre-show retrospective of vintage LCP videos not seen in over a decade, the evening will also feature hilarious special guests: Austin's only bilingual improv troupe Migas, and the stand-up comedy of "Funniest Person In Austin" finalist Vanessa Gonzalez.
Directed by Adrian Villegas ("Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez," "Barrio Daze"), the "Gentrif*cked" cast of writer-performers also includes Omar Gallaga ("Statesman Shots," KUT's "Texas Standard"), Yamina Khouane ("F*ck This Week"), Mical Trejo ("Radio:30," "Confessions of a Mexpatriate"), Danu Uribe ("Intergalactic Nemesis") and Nick Walker ("Token White Guy").
Note: Performance venue is for ages 18 and older.
ABOUT THE LATINO COMEDY PROJECT:
Founded in 1997, The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) is an Emmy-nominated sketch troupe known for its political satire and pop culture parody in such full-length, award-winning stage shows as "Citizen Quien," "AlieNation" and "El Channel." Online, the group has a loyal following of longtime fans on its YouTube channel and on social media for its pop-culture satire and videos.
The LCP's YouTube comedy videos have amassed over 14 million views worldwide. The LCP cast also developed, wrote and starred in an MTV3 comedy branding campaign for which the group received an Emmy nomination.
The San Francisco Chronicle hailed the LCP as "hilarious" and "murderously funny." The Austin Chronicle called them "Hysterical...Snappy writing, immaculate timing, and an animated cast." The Austin American-Statesman said of the Latino Comedy Project, "Bitingly original sketch comedy is alive and well and Latin." For its SF Sketchfest run this year, The Mercury News included "Gentrif*cked" in its can't-miss list of festival highlights, writing, "How perfect is it that the Latino sketch troupe from Austin makes comedy hay out of the subject of gentrification, in an area reeling from this phenomenon?"
They're bad. They're brown. They're The Latino Comedy Project.
ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS:
Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows "I Don't Know Words," "I Don't Know Dating," and "I Don't Know Why You're Saying That." She has been featured in many comedy festivals such as Hell Yes Fest, Odd Ball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Women in Comedy Festival and Vancouver Sketch Fest. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 222 contestants in the Funniest Person in Austin contest.
Migas is Austin's only bilingual improv troupe comprised of Linzy Beltran (El Salvador), Hugo Vargas-Zesati (Mexico), and Michael Joplin (Austin). Everything will be translated and what gets lost in translation gets found again onstage in the connection between these performers. "No manches." "Don't stain."
Poster Photography: Roger Puente