"Cristela Alonzo made TV history in 2014, 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 will be making her feature film debut in the upcoming Angry Birds movie.
She topped several comedy lists in the past year, including "Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch," "Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014" by LA Weekly, Cosmo Latina's "8 Women You Should be Following on Twitter," Time Out's "Comics to Watch," "Cosmo's "13 Female Comedians to Watch For in 2014," and "One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know" by Vulture.com.
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?). Her love of theater led to her touring the country performing in musicals until she fell in love with stand-up, which ironically also led her to tour the country.
Cristela is based in LA and when not on tour, can be found performing at various clubs around town, including her home club, the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA."