Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, “Cristela,” an achievement which caps a whirlwind year. She released “Some of the Hits,” her first stand-up CD through Comedy Central, was a viewer favorite as a featured guest host on ABC’s “The View” and made her feature film debut in the hit Angry Birds movie. She was also thrilled to release her first hour stand-up special “Lower Classy” on Netflix in January 2017.
She’s performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Bonnaroo Music Festival and is a favorite at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. She also taped “The Half Hour,” her first half-hour special in Boston, which premiered in June 2013 on Comedy Central.
Also, fun fact: Cristela performed in numerous theater productions ranging from West Side Story to the other two shows that have a Latina role (can you tell I’m writing this in third-person?).
In 2017 Cristela also appeared in Pixar’s “CARS 3” as the voice of the character ‘Cruz’. When not on tour, she can be found performing at various clubs around L.A., including her home club, the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA.