3390 Mary St., 182
Miami, FL 33133
Category: Performing Arts Venues
Region: Coconut Grove
Between rainstorms, depressing news stories, and two whole months until basketball season, there’s not nearly enough laughter in our lives. Lucky for all of us, Cristela Alonzo is taking the stage at the Miami Improv (3390 Mary St., Miami), where she’ll incite a much-needed laugh riot in a city overwhelmed with psychos, sadism, and oppressive humidity. From Conan to Last Comic Standing to Sons of Anarchy, this chick is everywhere. She’s so funny, in fact, that 20th Century Fox is about to turn her personal life into a 30-minute sitcom. Sure beats your lame-ass daily grind. And she’s an American Latina; if anyone can relate to Alonzo’s antics, it’s the Miami population at large. From family drama to cultural differences to the dreaded r-word (religion), everything’s grist for her joke mill.
Sun., Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m., 2013