There have always been Latinx comedians, but they haven’t always received proper recognition. Over the past century, only a handful have become well-known internationally. Desi Arnaz did it. John Leguizamo did it. George Lopez did it. But there are so many other great Latinx comedians these days that deserve the same recognition, if not more so. This list features a number of funny Latinxs, some of which you may have never heard of, and others which you may have simply not known were Latinx (seriously, we are everywhere). The next time you turn to Netflix, make sure to add all these Latinx comedy specials to your queue.
Sofia Niño de Rivera: Expuesto
Sofia Niño de Rivera used to work in advertising, but now she pays the bills with her comedy skills. The 36-year-old Mexican comedian has been at the stand-up game roughly seven years now, and is the first female comedian to get her own Spanish-language Netflix special. And once you’re done watching it, make sure to catch her on the Netflix Original series Club de Cuervos and in her other Netflix special, Seleccion Natural.