This week we rediscovered The Kids in the Hall, one of the best things that ever happened in the 1990s. We hadn't seen series in a long time, and we got a bit excited to find out that the entire series is on Netflix, so now you know what is playing in our offices this week. Because you can never have enough of "The Daves I Know."
Which got us to thinking: where are the quirky and edgy Latino comedy troupes and when will they start becoming breakout stars? Acts like Dominizuelan and comedians like Mike Robles have been making us laugh for the past few years. They are just two of many rising acts that represent a new generation of comics.
Another troupe that got our attention is The Latino Comedy Project from Austin.
Imagine if just one of their videos below made it to the mainstream (FYI, the "300" spoof has gotten millions of YouTube views)? Groups like LCP are pushing the boundaries and taking risks. They are playing with stereotypes and cultural perceptions. If someone Lorne Michaels could push Kids in the Hall in the 1990s, there has to be someone out there who can see the future. Ok, maybe we should just start pitching to people.
Here are two LCP shorts that made us laugh:
So, what do you think? What other acts have a chance to make it and become a mainstream Latino comedy troupe? The timing seems right to us.