Comedy

Paul Rodriguez and the Latin Kings of Comedy

When: Fri., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. 2015

Paul Rodriguez is the current, reigning Godfather of Latino comedy. He broke into standup after a career in the U.S. Air Force (including a stop here in S.A. at Lackland AFB). After starring in the first television show about a Mexican-American family on mainstream American television (a.k.a. Pablo), he has gone on to star in numerous feature films including Beverly Hills Chihuahua, A Cinderella Story, Ali, Rat Race, Bloodwork, Chasing Papi and many others. “It was never really my goal to be a movie star or a television star,” Rodriguez told the San Antonio Current. “I did all these things to build a name for myself so people will buy a ticket to come see me. I’m a comedian and stand-up is what I love to do.” In 2002, Rodriguez was part of The Original Latin Kings of Comedy tour, which brought Latino humor to the forefront. Now, over a decade later, he’s back on tour with the next generation of Latino talent. Co-starring with Rodriguez are comedians Alex Reymundo and Manny Maldonado. “I wanted to put together something with this tour that was new and funny but still kind of like what we did before,” he said. “This time around there’s this new batch of young, up-and-coming comics that I found. My role right now at my age is to do what my good friend Rodney Dangerfield did and that’s to introduce the next who’s who of stand-ups.”

Price: $29.50-$49.50