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Very few new season premieres get us excited. EastWillyB is one of them. It is one of our favorite shows out there, and a new season is here. We are pumped. Here is episode 1. Enjoy. And here is episode 2.
We love "East WillyB". Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of having two members of the show's familia, @juliagrob and @jazminchavez, write one our favorite pieces of 2012: Latinos, Turn Off Your TV, Coño! The piece focused about why supporting independent Latino programming is a good thing. We agree 100%. Ever since that post, we have […]
To all of those who might have rolled their eyes a bit when the peeps from EastWillyB said they were going to raise $50,000 in 50 days to fund the show's second season, well we are here to tell you that nothing is impossible. As of tonight, the EastWillyB-ers have raised over $38,000 (76% of […]
We dived into the Internet in the hopes of finding examples of independent Latino web series to binge on.
Rob, the CBS comedy that was promoted by MALDEF for its Latino actors, earned the network a solid Thursday night and made it the best-rated show since SURVIVOR in its time slot. As reported by TV.Broadway.com: On Thursday, CBS was first in households (8.7/13), viewers (14.45m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.5/09). CBS […]
GUEST POST BY Jazmin Chavez & Julia Ahumada Grob of "East WillyB" By the time of this publication, we should all be familiar with the recent controversy regarding ABC sitcom, “Work It,” in which Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco’s character Angel, uttered the egregious statement on national TV, “I’m Puerto Rican, I’d be great […]
Comedy is a tough industry and the nature and pressure of the SNL schedule is even harder. We have a lot of peers, acquaintances, and friends on the show, so it’s tough for us to completely blame the performers for the lack of ingenuity because, to be honest, we’ve said it before and we’ll say […]
The UFW–Budweiser Sponsorship: How It Reflects The Complexities of Latino Identity in the Digital Age
Since neither the UFW nor Anheuser-Busch will go on record after countless calls and emails by to comment about why the Budweiser logo appeared under the organization's iconic image, others are weighing in. There will be those who are still asking for answers and those who will defend the actions of the UFW because they are […]