Mar 25, 2024 - News

🇻🇪 Venezuelan comic brings Spanish set to CLT

Photo illustration of Venezuelan comedian, Angelo Colina collaged with abstract shapes.

Photo illustration: Allie Carl/Axios. Photo: Courtesy of Angelo Colina

U.S. Latino comedians have largely become successful by performing in English, but one Venezuelan comic is flipping the narrative by selling out shows and drawing a massive online following with his entirely Spanish-language sets.

Zoom in: Most successful Latino comedians — think George Lopez and Cristela Alonzo — have long performed in English.

  • Colina, who moved to the U.S. at age 24 to help support his family in Salt Lake City, tells Axios' Kim Bojórquez he didn't always perform in Spanish.
  • "It was mostly knowing that everything that I wrote in Spanish and then translated to English was better than writing in English from the start," says Colina, who now lives in New York.
  • He pulls much of his material from life experiences, exposing the intricacies of Latino identity.

If you go: See him at The Comedy Zone on Thursday, March 28.

  • Doors open at 6pm; show's at 7pm.
  • Tickets start at $25

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