Jun 09 - 10 2017
The Latino Comedy Project: "GENTRIF*CKED"

The Latino Comedy Project: "GENTRIF*CKED"

Presented by Latino Comedy Project at 29th St. Ballroom at Spider House

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 at The Out Of Bounds Comedy Fest and San Francisco Sketchfest, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) celebrates its 20th anniversary with the all-new original sketch show Gentrif*cked. The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Friday and Saturday, June 9-10 at 8 and 10:15 p.m. at Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth Street.

The evening will also feature hilarious special guests: Austin’s only bilingual improv troupe Migas, and the stand-up comedy of “Funniest Person In Austin” finalist Vanessa Gonzalez. 

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 paddle board 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 (Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez, Barrio Daze), the Gentrif*cked cast of writer-performers also includes Omar Gallaga (Statesman Shots, KUT’s Texas Standard), Yamina Khouane (F*ck This Week), Mical Trejo (Radio:30, Confessions of a Mexpatriate), Danu Uribe (Intergalactic Nemesis) and Nick Walker (Token White Guy). 

NOTE: Performance venue is for ages 18 and older. 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 such full-length, award-winning stage shows as Citizen Quién, AlieNation and El Channel. 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 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.

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS:

Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows I Don’t Know Words, I Don’t Know Dating, and I Don’t Know Why You’re Saying That. She has been featured in many comedy festivals such as Hell Yes Fest, Odd Ball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Women in Comedy Festival and Vancouver Sketch Fest. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 222 contestants in the Funniest Person in Austin contest.

Migas is Austin’s only bilingual improv troupe comprised of Linzy Beltran (El Salvador), Hugo Vargas-Zesati (Mexico), and Michael Joplin (Austin). Everything will be translated and what gets lost in translation gets found again onstage in the connection between these performers. “No manches.” “Don’t stain.”

Admission Info

$15 Advance Online (General Admission)
$18 At The Door (General Admission)

Email: lcp@lcp.org

Dates & Times

2017/06/09 - 2017/06/10

Additional time info:

IMPORTANT EVENT NOTES: PERFORMANCE VENUE IS AGES 18 AND OLDER. SOLD OUT STATUS: If a show is sold out, the venue offers a limited number of tickets for sale at the door. Please note, tickets bought at the door for a sold-out show are generally for standing room only. COST: Online advance ticketing is $15 and $18 at the door. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. DOOR TIMES: House doors usually open 60 minutes prior to an event. SEATING: Seating is limited (first come, first served). If seating is important to you, our best suggestion is to have a member of your party arrive when doors open. Or if you have health issues that require special arrangements, email us far in advance and we will do our best to help reserve seating. FOOD & DRINK: Spiderhouse Ballroom has a full bar and and food truck outside. CANCELLATIONS: All tickets are non-refundable as per the policy of the ticketing vendor. NO-SHOWS: Tickets are held until showtime. After that time, space is released to wait listed patrons.

Location Info

29th St. Ballroom at Spider House