SAN DIEGO–Spanglish, a high-energy bi-lingual improv, stand up, and sketch team based out of Los Angeles, will bring their show to Finest City Improv February 29 in San Diego.
The 9 p.m. performance has two special guests. Serenity Garcia is an actress (Oh my Disney, Jimmy Kimmel Live!), comedian (NBC Bob Curry Fellow 2019, Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival Host), children’s television writer, and kids improv teacher at The Second City. John Ryan Benavides is a graduate of The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade and IO West who performs all over the U.S. and Canada.
Formed in 2014 Spanglish was the first Latinx ensemble at The Second City Hollywood theater. Passionate about storytelling from under-represented perspectives “our shows aim to celebrate the many cultures that make up our community to make the audience feel like part of La Familia.”
Spanglish members are Chris Trovador, Mario Barra and Jorge Emanuel Berrios. A Hispanic-American of Puerto Rican decent, Chris Trovador graduated The Second City Los Angeles Director’s Program and wrote and directed the first Latinx ensemble at The Second City. Originally from Puebla, Mexico, Mario Barra was a writer for the CBS Comedy Diversity Showcase in 2017 and trained at IO West and Upright Citizens Brigade. Jorge Emanuel Berrios is a Cuban Puerto Rican actor, writer, and comedian from Miami, Florida. After graduating from Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade Jorge wrote for the CBS Diversity Showcase in 2017.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 or online at https://www.finestcityimprov.com/upcoming-shows, or call (619) 306-6047.
Finest City Improv is located at 3746 6th Ave. in San Diego.