Comedy Club All Star ShowcaseMap it!
- When: Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 8:00 PM
- Ticket Price: $15.00
- Show Type: Comedy
- Restrictions: 18 & over
Two items minimum
BIRTHPLACE: New York, NY
HOMETOWN: New York, NY
RESIDES: Los Angeles, CA
Wiith his fresh brand of humor that is universal in its appeal, Andres breaks down barriers of what an audience expects from a Latino comedian. While charming the audience with his story telling ability, which is an amusing cross between hilarity and reality, Andres always keeps the flow of laughs hard and steady. His act has been critically praised as “ethnic humor,” never invading poor taste or becoming mean-spirited for the sake of a laugh. “I don’t really do much topical stuff; it’s all about what I’m feeling,” states Fernandez.
A native New Yorker, Andres says that his comedy routines mainly draw on experiences in his own family, cultural differences among people and conflicts between genders and generations. Andres further illustrates this fact by saying “My mom is Dominican born and raised in New York. But my dad is really the ‘ethnic’ one. So a lot of my humor has to do with my take on my father and the way he was… which was not like all the other dads in the neighborhood. I mean he trimmed the hedges with a machete!”
Fernandez, a father of two, says that comics Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor influenced him the most in his childhood. “My friend and I snuck into this theater when we were kids expecting to see a movie, but instead this guy comes out on stage and just started talking about his life.” That guy was Richard Pryor. “That’s the day when I realized that I wanted to do the same thing with my life, and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.”
Fluent in Spanish, Andres has performed as a member of the Copa Comedy Troupe at the Copacabana, a sketch player in “El Barrio” at Caroline’s, and is a ligit stage actor with the Puerto Rican Repertory Theater. Classically trained at the William Esper Studios, Andres combines his love for acting with his stand-up comedy to give his audiences a show they will never forget. Andres also has several television appearances to his credit, including NBC’s Friday Night, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Stand Up, a starring role in the Paramont / UPN pilot “American Family” and feature roles in soap operas on ABC, CBS and NBC.
Nick Hoffman got his start in comedy in the mystical world of Eugene, Oregon. He quickly became a local favorite and won the title of funniest person in Eugene in 1998. He quickly turned that “gigantic honor” into both club and corporate gigs on the west coast. After taking a break from comedy to earn his masters in Film at FSU, get divorced, work in LA and then get married again, he restarted his comedy career in and around the San Francisco Comedy Scene. Since he’s been back at it, he’s featured at the Seattle Underground, done sets at the San Francisco Punchline, The Purple Onion, Mill Valley’s Throckmorton Theater, the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club and The Comedy Store in L.A. You can add him on Facebook at Nick Hoffman Comedy.