Oct 26 - 29 2017
The Latino Comedy Project's "GENTRIF*CKED"

The Latino Comedy Project's "GENTRIF*CKED"

Presented by Latino Comedy Project at Santa Cruz Center for Culture

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back!

In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home.

After acclaimed, sold-out performances from Austin to San Francisco, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an encore presentation of “Gentrif*cked.” The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Thursday through Sunday, October 26-29 at Santa Cruz Studio Theater, 1805 E. 7th Street.

Join the LCP in the heart of Austin’s East Side for a weekend of special filmed performances and the LAST CHANCE to see “Gentrif*cked” live!

The evening will also feature a special introductory performance by LCP Artistic Director Adrian Villegas, performer and playwright of acclaimed one-man comedies “Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez” and “Barrio Daze.”

Instigated by the dramatic changes to our city, the LCP’s “Gentrif*cked” examines the causes and consequences of gentrification as it affects Austin and communities across America.

The LCP asks: What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with cat-friendly vegan coffeehouses? When neighborhood pulgas are transformed overnight into luxury condos? Or when Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through their trademark mix of live sketches, music and original videos, the LCP provides all the hard answers and leaves no one unscathed in “Gentrif*cked.”

Directed by Adrian Villegas, the “Gentrif*cked” cast of writer-performers also includes Omar Gallaga (“I Love You So Much” podcast, KUT’s “Texas Standard”), Mical Trejo (“Radio:30,” “Confessions of a Mexpatriate”), Danu Uribe (“Intergalactic Nemesis”), Minerva Villa-Rivera (“Enfrascadas”) and Nick Walker (“Token White Guy”).

Online advance ticketing is $15 and $18 at the door. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.

ABOUT THE LATINO COMEDY PROJECT:

Founded in 1997, The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) is an Emmy-nominated sketch troupe known for its political satire and pop culture parody in full-length, award-winning stage shows. Online, the group has a loyal following of longtime fans on its YouTube channel and on social media for its pop-culture satire and videos.

The LCP’s YouTube comedy videos have amassed over 14 million views worldwide. The LCP cast also developed, wrote and starred in an MTV3 comedy branding campaign for which the group received an Emmy nomination.

The San Francisco Chronicle hailed the LCP as “hilarious” and “murderously funny.” The Austin Chronicle called them “Hysterical…Snappy writing, immaculate timing, and an animated cast.” The Austin American-Statesman said of the Latino Comedy Project, “Bitingly original sketch comedy is alive and well and Latin.” For its sold-out SF Sketchfest run this year, The Mercury News included “Gentrif*cked” in its can’t-miss list of festival highlights, writing, “How perfect is it that the Latino sketch troupe from Austin makes comedy hay out of the subject of gentrification, in an area reeling from this phenomenon?”

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re The Latino Comedy Project.

Admission Info

Online advance ticketing: $15

At the door: $18

Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.

Phone: (512) 803-2437

Email: lcp@lcp.org

Dates & Times

2017/10/26 - 2017/10/29

Location Info

Santa Cruz Center for Culture

1805 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702