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Cristela Alonzo, Comedian

Cristela Alonzo, Comedian

Cristela Alonzo, a comedian who recently made her late-night television debut on “Conan,” will perform at Agnes Scott College on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Katharine Woltz Reception Room in Rebekah Hall. The event is part of the college’s Latina Heritage Month celebration.

Alonzo started out doing stand up in Dallas. She was a semifinalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010. She was also a part of Showtime's "Legally Brown," a stand-up special featuring a diverse collection of comedians that premiered in May and was on Gabriel Iglesias' "Stand Up Revolution," in October on Comedy Central.  She also appeared in an episode of FX's "Sons of Anarchy."

Alonzo will be doing shows at more than 100 colleges across the country this year.

 Aside from stand-up, Alonzo has won awards for short films she has written, including Best Film at the Boston Comedy Festival for TGIF: The Musical" and one of her sketches was named's "Five Funniest Sketches Of The Decade."