International Comedy Night with Cristela Alonzo

October 9, 2019

This event is free and open to the public. For more details, see the event listing.

Get a fresh new perspective on the world. Join us for a dose of international-themed humor with Netflix comedian Cristela Alonzo and the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society.

About Cristela Alonzo

Described as a “comedian and truth-teller,” Cristela Alonzo made history in 2014 when she became the first Latina to create, produce, and star in her own network sitcom Cristela for ABC. During that same year, she split her time between LA and NYC to serve as one of ABC’s favorite guest hosts on their hit daytime talk show, The View. In 2017, Cristela made history again when she became the first Latina lead in a Disney Pixar film when she voiced the part of Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3. Her first stand-up special, Lower Classy, is currently streaming on Netflix. Cristela’s memoir, Music to My Years, will be released on October 8, 2019, by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Cristela grew up in challenging circumstances, in an undocumented family at the Texas border. Her hilarious stories unmask the realities and absurdities of being an immigrant kid, and grown-up, in America.

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About the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society

Founded in 2007, the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (“Harvard College SUCS”) has been entertaining audiences in Sanders Theatre, Queens Head Pub, the Science Center, Fong Auditorium, the Gotham Comedy Club, and one random Rotary Club ever since. During their time with the Society, members have been seen at Improv Boston, the Comedy Studio, the Laugh Factory, and Last Comic Standing, and alumni have gone on to appear on Late Night, America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, the Boston Comedy Festival, and many other festivals and showcases. They've also been called a "ragtag band of misfits" by Cosmopolitan Magazine


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See also: Conferences, 2019