5 Latina Comedians Who’ll Make You Laugh Your Ass Off


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In light of SNL’s recent addition of their first Latina comedian to their cast Melissa Villaseñor (who is a queen when it comes to impressions) we thought we would highlight some of the many other Latina comedians out there you may not have heard of.

Patti Vasquez

A Mexican-American comedian, Patti has dubbed herself the Lipstick Mom. She’s a Chicago native who proves that comedic timing is truly a gift of intellect. Patti has her bachelor’s in History from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and she began her PhD at Northwestern before quitting to commit full time to being a comedian.

In addition to touring as a stand-up comedian, she has her own talk show on Chicago station WGN “The Patti Vasquez Show,” and is developing a television series on ABC loosely based on her own life. She’s also an advocate. In 2014 she started a company called “With Kind Words,” a consultation firm that encourages healthcare providers provide more compassionate communication to their patients.

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