Latinos in Comedy - June 28 @ 8:00am PST


With early roots in the San Francisco comedy scene, Al Madrigal has parlayed his talents into successful off-stage careers as an actor, writer/producer, correspondent, speaker, and podcaster. For two seasons, he starred as “Edgar Martinez” on the Jim Carrey produced Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, also serving behind the camera as a writing producer. Since 2011, Madrigal has provided regular correspondent pieces for the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show. Having emerged as a regular presence on the big screen, Madrigal recently starred in Universal’s hit comedy, Night School, opposite Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. Madrigal can be seen in the recent Warner Bros. drama, The Way Back, which sets him opposite Ben Affleck in a tale about a basketball all-star-turned coach who loses his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction.

Madrigal will also be starring opposite Jared Leto in Marvel/Sony’s Morbius, set to release March 2021, as well as in the upcoming dark romantic comedy, Happily. He has also starred NBC's About A Boy co-starring David Walton and Minnie Driver; Free Agents with Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, Welcome to the Captain and Gary Unmarried for CBS; The Tax Men, opposite Martin Short; and The Ortegas, where he was the series lead. Madrigal recently completed 13 episodes as an Executive Producer on the CBS comedy, Broke, set to air this April. In 2013, Madrigal starred in his first hour-long stand-up special Why Is the Rabbit Crying on Comedy Central. He has been seen on Conan, The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, @Midnight and Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2015 Madrigal released his award winning and critically acclaimed docu-comedy Half Like Me.

His newest standup special, Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy premiered in 2017 on Showtime, and was deemed by Slate, “one of the best specials of 2017.” On October 1, 2013, Madrigal and Bill Burr launched the All Things Comedy network (ATC), a podcast and video network founded, owned and operated entirely by comedians. The network currently has 6 million downloads per month. Madrigal lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. For more go to


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