Feb 17, 2023
Friday, February 17 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, February 18 @ 6:00PM & 8:30PM
Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. As an actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America and awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States Rodriguez has remained a constant force in his community and the world of comedy throughout his career.
Rodriguez's film credits include "Without Men" with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater; "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore;" "The Deported " "I’m Not Like That No More" with comedian Felipe Esparza (2010 "Last Comic Standing" winner) Disney’s blockbuster hit "Beverly Hills Chihuahua " "The World’s Fastest Indian " "A Cinderella Story " "How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass " "Ali " "Tortilla Soup " "Crocodile Dundee in LA " "Rat Race " "Bloodwork " "Chasing Papi" and "D.C. Cab " among others.
The multifaceted entertainer recently wrote and performed his first-ever one-man show "Just for the Record " which is now available on DVD. In this tell-all theatrical piece Rodriguez takes audiences on a journey through his remarkable life includinhis childhood in Mexico to his family's move to Compton California (where he grew up) his illustrious career and the significant relationships and moments that helped shape his life along the way.
Rodriguez has hosted several hit series including the entertainment talk show "El Show de Paul Rodriguez " an entertainment talk show for Univision which reached over 50 markets throughout the United States and an international audience in over 17 countries in Central and South America.
Among his many credits Rodriguez has also made guest appearances on several Late-Night shows including "The Wanda Sykes Show " "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno " "Last Call with Carson Daly " and "Politically Incorrect." Additionally he has guest starred in several television series. His first big break came while doing comedy warm-ups for Norman Lear's show "Gloria." Lear ultimately wrote and developed a weekly series for Rodriguez entitled "a.k.a. Pablo " which is enshrined at the Smithsonian and holds the distinct honor for being the first television show about a Mexican American family on mainstream American television.
In addition to being a revolutionary and enduring force in the world of comedy throughout his career, Paul Rodriguez has remained involved with various charitable civic and educational organizations including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and The Leukemia Society to name a few. He also is a member of the advisory board of the California Film Commission. Additionally as part owner of the world-famous Laugh Factory Rodriguez has participated in the club’s annual free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the underprivileged for over 30 years.
Rodriguez was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the City of Fresno for his tireless work on behalf of water conservation. As Chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition Rodriguez was one of the driving forces behind the California Water Bond Measure coming into fruition. In addition to writing directing producing and performing across the country Rodriguez enjoys spending time with his granddaughter Heaven and his two sons Paul Rodriguez Jr. aka as professional skateboarder and gold medal winner P-Rod; and his younger son Lukas. He also enjoys spending time with his three eccentric Chihuahuas – Mooska Chica and Luna (formerly known as Lady Gaga) who Rodriguez adopted from an animal rescue shelter.