Are you tired of working for the day? Is the heat making you groggy? Are you craving a pick-me-up to give you a little zing but don’t want to drink coffee and you’ve already done your workout for the day? Well, there’s something you can do right now to alleviate your suffering and fulfill that craving: do some deep-belly giggling.
Laughter releases endorphins, which translates into energy and pain relief. The tricky part is finding something that legitimately makes you laugh. It’s not exactly something you can do on command.
For that reason, I’ve compiled a list of five Latin American comedians—along with links to some seriously funny videos featuring them—for you to check out. Laughing isn’t just healthy, it’s one of the things that makes life bearable pleasurable. Watch these and get to it.
LA-based Cristela Alonzo created, produced, and starred in the television series Cristela. In this video, “Flying with a Jewish Boyfriend” from the Comedy Central series This Is Not Happening, Alonzo talks about an airport mishap involving a guy she’d been dating for around a month.Louis C.K.
This comes a surprise to some people, but Louis C.K. is Latino. He was born in D.C., but moved to Mexico, where his father is from, when he was one. In this clip, “Girls Vs Women,” he talks about some of the things that, for him, define womanhood.Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz
Joey Diaz was born in Havana, Cuba, grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, and learned he could work a room with comedy while he served time at a correctional facility in Denver, Colorado. In this unexpectedly heartfelt video, Diaz talks about what he learned about friendship and “fake” people at his mother’s wake.Anjelah Johnson-Reyes
In this video clip, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, who’s of Mexican and Native American descent and who used to be a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, retells her famous nail salon joke to an audience in Melbourne, Australia.
Gina Brillon, the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase, is an actress, a writer, and a singer in addition to being a comedian. In this clip she discusses toddler-aged kids, what she has in common with them, and why their insults hurt.