Cristela Alonzo Will Bring Laughs to Your Next Event
Comedian, actress, writer, and producer CRISTELA ALONZO uses humor to shine a light on bigger issues, and makes us laugh while she opens our eyes. Her comedic point of view was honed through her experiences growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American, and she is a masterful storyteller, engaging audiences with stand-up comedy, conversation, or in a moderated Q&A.
Comedian, actress, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo delighted audiences at the Tobin Center in San Antonio for Hispanic Heritage Month
Comedian, writer, and producer CRISTELA ALONZO may be best known for breaking glass ceilings as the first Latina woman to create, write, and star in a network TV show, Cristela. However, her skills as an event speaker and moderator are just as groundbreaking.
When Cristela Alonzo hosted Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, she carried her uniquely funny and empowering style of presentation throughout the entire event. Alonzo delivered a wonderful event from start to finish: performing a delightfully funny, standup-style keynote, which transitioned seamlessly into a powerfully honest Q&A, and ending with a book signing, the night was rich with meaningful content.
Cristela Alonzo took the time to make every guest feel welcome, which was no small order. The event sold over 1,200 tickets and the book signing line stretched out the front door. By any measure, Alonzo went above and beyond to help San Antonio celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Tobin Center says, “[Alonzo fostered] really great moments in the Q & A session – she even sang a Selena song which the crowd loved. Cristela is a true talent… [who] pulled it through brilliantly.”
Funnywoman Cristela Alonzo makes us laugh while opening our eyes
Comedian CRISTELA ALONZO made history as the first Latina woman to create, write and star in a network TV show titled, what else, but 'Cristela.' Since then she has developed a Netflix comedy special Lower Classy, a podcast To Be Continued, and a bestselling book Music to My Years: A Mixtape-Memoir of Growing Up and Standing Up. Her comedic p.o.v. was honed through her experiences growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American in Texas and choosing to follow her dreams in comedy- of all things! Her stories range from the ridiculous to the sobering, some of which she shared in her interviews on NPR , the Chicago Tribune and It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders.
Cristela is a dedicated advocate for a variety of philanthropies focused on immigration, citizenship, economic opportunity. As she says: "I am a first-generation American born to an undocumented mother that taught me to love this country. I believe it is my duty to give back and fight so that everyone can get the same thing my family got: a chance."
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,” was released in October of 2019 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Cristela also has a podcast called “To Be Continued” which can be streamed on all major podcasting platforms.