Cristela Alonzo is a stand-up comedian originally from the border town of San Juan in south Texas.
Cristela has appeared on Conan, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand-Up Revolution, Showtime’s Legally Brown, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham.
2013 has proven to be her busiest year to date with Cristela named “One of The 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know” by New York Magazine’s Vulture.com, being invited to perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Cristela also taped The Half Hour, her first half hour special in Boston this past February that premiered on Comedy Central in June.
Cristela is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in the college market. In 2012, she showcased at the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) national convention in Charlotte, NC, and was the most requested act of the convention. In the past three years, she has performed for almost 300 colleges.
Aside from stand-up, Cristela has written for Comedy Central, MSNBC.COM, won awards (including Best Film at the Boston Comedy Festival) for a musical she wrote (“TGIF: The Musical”) and had one of her sketches named Latina.com’s “Five Funniest Sketches Of The Decade.”
Cristela made her acting debut co-starring on FX’s Sons of Anarchy and recently signed a development deal with 20th Century Fox to create a sitcom based around her life that is now being developed at ABC.