Apr 22, 2024 - News

Venezuelan stand-up comic brings Spanish-language act to San Diego

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

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

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

The big picture: The surging popularity of 29-year-old Angelo Colina comes as demand for Spanish-language content grows.

Driving the news: Colina will perform two stand-up shows in Spanish at Mic Drop Comedy in Kearny Mesa on May 3.

  • One is already sold out.

Zoom in: Colina, who moved to the U.S. at age 24 to help support his family in Salt Lake City, pulls much of his material from his life experiences, exposing the intricacies of Latino identity.

What's next: Get tickets for Colina's national tour that's intentionally visiting cities that don't have a robust Latino population.

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