Comedian returns even more hilarious

By Francisco Portillo  All-Star comedian Tracy Morgan returns to comedy with his insanely hilarious new Netflix stand-up special “Staying Alive.” There are few comedians who have the skill to make audiences laugh so much their faces will hurt and Morgan is certainly one of them. Right out of the gate, Morgan comes out swinging with his opening skit. While the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive,” plays in the background, he walks…

May 25, 2017

Horror comedy explores social commentary

March 1, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  There is nothing standard about Jordan Peele’s brutally smart feature film debut “Get Out,” a comedy horror satire about the African American experience within a white suburban neighborhood. “Get Out” is a social commentary about white racism and the real-life anxieties of the black experience in this country, which, as the film reveals, can sometimes descend into nightmare. The film opens with a scene of a young…


Comedian expected to bring laughter to Elans

October 26, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is coming to the G3 auditorium on Nov. 15 to perform his touring “Fluffy Breaks Even” show. Iglesias is headlining the show, with other comedians serving as the opening performances. The event is being coordinated by the Athletic Trainer Diane Stankevitz. “It will basically be the same thing that they did at the LA County Fair,” Stankevitz said. The show is a private college…


Comedians boost voting with humor

October 6, 2016

By Dorany Pineda  Funny or Die and NextGen Climate teamed up for the free “Jokes for Votes” comedy show  that promoted voter registration  on Thursday at East Los Angeles College. Comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, James Adomian, Thomas Dale and Beth Stelling took the Auditorium Foyer stage for two hours of laughs and voter registration promotion. “Sarah Silverman was as brilliant and provocative as she always is. You expect Silverman…


Win a signed poster from comedian Gabriel Iglesias

July 26, 2014

It’s opening weekend for “The Fluffy Movie” by Latin stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. East Los Angeles College’s Campus News is giving it’s readers the opportunity to win a signed poster. Enter the contest by emailing your favorite “Fluffy” joke with the subject like “Fluffy joke.” Disclaimer: One winner will be chosen. Contest runs to July 28, 2014 at 10 p.m. PST. Winners will be notified through email…


Latin comedian finds comfort at center stage

July 24, 2014

By Jane Fernandez Laughs and serious moments make up the first Latino stand up comedy concert film released nationwide “The Fluffy Movie.” The film captivated the audience as Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias tells stories about his life in comical ways. It started off with a representation of Iglesias’ childhood, in which various known personalities such as Tommy Chong, Iglesias’ closest friend and comedy sidekick Martin Moreno and Spanish radio personality Eddie”Piolin”…


10th Annual Scholar-Athlete comedy show; delights

By Daniel De la Torre ELAC Athletics Department presented the 10th Annual Scholar-Athlete comedy show this past Sunday, hosted by comedian Rudy Moreno. As the guests arrived for the show, a live jazz band serenaded the crowd. After starting the show 25 minutes late, the audience soon forgot about the delay when the comedians began their performance. Luckily the wait didn’t start any grumbling among the audience. The host Rudy…

November 27, 2013

‘Three Louies’ reminisce on Chicano Moratorium day

By Lourdes Espinoza A comedy of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium drew a full-house last Saturday as a cast of local artists recalled their memories of that eventful day. The performance took place inside the Lecture Hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum and featured Louie Perez, founding member of legendary rock group Los Lobos; Luis J. Rodriguez, renowned author of the book“Always Running,” and Luis Torres, award-winning broadcast journalist from CBS…

November 16, 2011

‘Allen’ refreshes Fox’s ‘Animation Domination’

By Erik Luna Fox’s new animated series “Allen Gregory” has brought a darker sophisticated humor to the network’s bland and repetative repertoire. “Allen Gregory,” the brainchild of Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul deals with a pretentious young elementary school child named Allen Gregory DeLongpre. Gregory, voiced by Hill, is forced to go to a regular elementary school with ordinary children because of the recession. His parents, Richard and his…

November 3, 2011