If there were a Mexican-American Comedy Hall of Fame, Paul Rodriguez would be in the first class of inductees (along with other icons such as Cheech Marin, George Lopez, and half of Louis C.K.). Rodriguez has done it all. He’s appeared in more than 45 films with actors including Anthony Hopkins and Paul Hogan. He’s been a touring comic for decades and starred in the first Mexican-American sitcom, a.k.a. Pablo. He founded the Latin Kings of Comedy, has written and directed for television and film, and has garnered accolades for his work as a humanitarian. This pioneering Hispanic comedian and actor has enjoyed a wildly successful career that began in the late ’70s.
He’s also coming to the Miami Improv (3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove) this Friday for a series of shows running through Sunday. His greatest appeal is a universally beloved comedic style. We hope he’ll tell some stories of working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, but the true highlight will be seeing one of the best Latin comedians perform in an intimate setting.
Tickets cost $25, plus a two-drink minimum. Visit miamiimprov.com or call 305-441-8200.
June 28-30, 8:30 & 10:45 p.m., 2013