Comedienne Cristela Alonzo
Comedienne Cristela Alonzo with Opener Roial Players more information...
9 p.m., International Center
Be the one to say you saw a famous comedian and laughed with her at your University back in the day! Comedian Cristela Alonzo was featured on the Conan O'Brien show and recently signed a contract with FOX for her own show. We're kicking the night off with student comedy group Roial Players and free pizza will be given out while supplies last. It's a night full of laughs that you won't want to miss! MSU Students plus one guest, all must show ID.
Cristela Alonzo started doing stand up in Dallas, TX. She moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and got her first break in 2006 when she was hired to write for a Comedy Central show. In 2007, she was featured on Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham." Alonzo was also a semifinalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," in 2010 and that appearance led her to 2011: her busiest year to date. She was a part of Showtime's "Legally Brown," a stand-up special featuring a diverse collection of comedians that premiered in May and was later on Gabriel Iglesias' "Stand-Up Revolution," in October on Comedy Central. Aside from stand-up, you might've also caught her on FX's "Sons of Anarchy," in November. She has showcased at multiple conventions for the National Association of Campus Activities and performed at over seventy colleges across the country in 2011. Cristela has also worked as a correspondent for MTV.com and as a staff writer for Comedy Central and MSN.COM. She is an award-winning writer of a number of short films that have won numerous awards including Best Movie at the Boston Comedy Festival. Whenever she's not on the road, Cristela usually spends her time online reading the news, Twittering or Facebooking. Cristela currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.