Paul Rodriguez LIVE from Original Latin Kings of Comedy @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
$25 / $25
Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America and awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, Rodriguez has remained a constant force in his community and the world of comedy throughout his career. Rodriguez's film credits include "Without Men" with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater; "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore;" "The Deported," "I’m Not Like That No More"with comedian Felipe Esparza (2010 "Last Comic Standing" winner), Disney’s blockbuster hit "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," "The World’s Fastest Indian," "A Cinderella Story," "How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass," "Ali," "Tortilla Soup," "Crocodile Dundee in LA," "Rat Race," "Bloodwork," "Chasing Papi"and "D.C. Cab," among others. The multifaceted entertainer recently wrote and performed his first-ever one-man show "Just for the Record," which is now available on DVD. In this tell-all theatrical piece, Rodriguez takes audiences on a journey through his remarkable life, including his childhood in Mexico, to his family's move to Compton, California (where he grew up), his illustrious career and the significant relationships and moments that helped shape his life along the way. Rodriguez has hosted several hit series, including the entertainment talk show "El Show de Paul Rodriguez," an entertainment talk show for Univision which reached over 50 markets throughout the United States and an international audience in over 17 countries in Central and South America. His additional hosting credits include the The NCLR ALMA Awards, The Tejano Music Awards, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival and his own television specials "Back to School" and "Behind Bars." He recently hosted "Mis Videos Locos with Paul Rodriguez” on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. As an accomplished writer, director and producer for television, motion pictures and feature shows, Rodriguez has several hit projects to his credit including the comedy concert film "The Original Latin Kings of Comedy," which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia; the feature film "A Million to Juan,"which he also wrote, directed and starred in; six comedy specials for HBO including "Loco Slam, " "Live in San Quentin" and "Idiots and Armadillos." As executive producer, he recently struck comedy again with his Comedy Central stand-up concert DVD, “Comedy Rehab.” In addition to his many hit comedy specials in English, Rodriguez has the distinguished credit of performing the first-ever one-hour standup comedy special in Spanish, "Dime Con Quien Andas,"for Telemundo. Among his many credits, Rodriguez has also made guest appearances on several Late Night shows including "The Wanda Sykes Show,""The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Last Call with Carson Daly,"and "Politically Incorrect." Additionally, he has guest starred in several television series including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "Shaken Not Stirred," DIRECTV’s"S upreme Court of Comedy,"Showtime's original series "Resurrection Boulevard"and"American Family." He has also lent his voice to popular animated series including "King of the Hill,""Dora the Explorer" and "The Proud Family." Rodriguez’s first big break came while doing comedy warm-ups for Norman Lear's show "Gloria."Lear ultimately wrote and developed a weekly series for Rodriguez entitled "a.k.a. Pablo," which is enshrined at the Smithsonian and holds the distinct honor for being the first television show about a Mexican American family on mainstream American television.
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James Adomian Live @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
$20 / $20
JAMES ADOMIAN is a daredevil dancing queen – but don't you know deep down he's just a kitten! James is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA, NY and across the country, recently honored as one of The Advocate's “Top 40 Under 40” in 2013. James is a regular standup and character guest on Comedy Central, with recent appearances on @MIDNIGHT, THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH & KUMAIL and JOHN OLIVER'S NEW YORK STAND-UP SHOW, and on IFC where he has appeared on COMEDY BANG BANG and MARON. He is currently developing THE EMBASSY, a pilot project with Earwolf and Scott Aukerman. Other TV appearances include LAST COMIC STANDING, ADVENTURE TIME, AXE COP, GRAVITY FALLS, CONAN and a memorable set of character cameos on CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. He co-stars in HITS, the directorial film debut of David Cross that premiered at Sundance in 2014, and appeared in HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY. On the internet, James has guested on many podcasts including COMEDY BANG BANG, DEAD AUTHORS, SKLARBRO COUNTRY, THE TODD GLASS SHOW and KEITH AND THE GIRL, and has produced and starred in a wide array of comedy videos and web series on Funny or Die, including DRUNK ORSON OUTTAKES and MARON IN SPACE. Catch James Adomian doing his standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events. His acclaimed debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT is available for purchase on Earwolf, and available for theft elsewhere. Set phasers to chill!
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