Do You Juan-A Laugh?
Al Madrigal may have dark complexion, a Spanish surname and a Mexican father. He may have even performed at a Latino comic showcase or two. But he is definitely not a typical Latino comic getting by on tired jokes about wacky relatives and the differences between Mexicans and gringos. Hell, he doesn't even speak Spanish. Rather, his jokes are more universal--at least, if you're a parent with a cynical streak. "Toddlers are like little tiny gay guys," he'll say in a sarcastic, don't-give-a-shit delivery reminiscent of Todd Barry. "They wear bright colors, take a lot of baths, and every now and then they break out into song for no reason: 'Head, shoulders, knees and toes!' Shut the hell up, man, I've got a hangover." Likewise, fellow comics Johnny Sanchez and Carlos Alazraqui may be of Hispanic descent and have audiences rolling with giddily un-P.C. routines, but they don't fit into the Carlos Mencia or George Lopez Latino comic mold. Fresh off their collective Showtime special, the "3 Non Juans" tour comes to Dallas with nightly performances through Sunday at the Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road. Tickets are $20. Call 972-404-8502 or visit improv.com for showtimes.
July 7-11, 2010
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