Adrian Villegas is a writer, performer, founding member and Artistic Director of The Latino Comedy Project, as well as the star and playwright of two popular, critically acclaimed one-man comedies "Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez"and "Barrio Daze".
Villegas' rollicking one-man shows deal with barrio life, racial politics, and pop culture from a distinctly Latino point of view, and have toured to packed audiences and critical acclaim at colleges, theaters and prestigious cultural arts venues across the nation.
The Austin Chronicle called "Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez" "Amusing and enlightening… touching and hysterical…a whirlwind tour. Villegas is a joy to watch".
The Dallas Morning News wrote, "'Barrio Daze' is a free-for-all of social satire, profane barbs at Anglos, and wicked self-mockery. The only answer is helpless laughter. Mr. Villegas' gift is in making we, the different people, laugh together."
The Austin Chronicle wrote, "Performed with nothing less than brilliance…'Barrio Daze' is both absurdly funny and dead-on insightful…A series of damn funny and poignant sketches…This is laugh-out-loud material. Adrian Villegas is truly a gem."
Meanwhile, XL Ent. Weekly claimed that Villegas' work "rivals the [one-man] shows John Leguizamo has done".
As both a touring solo performer and Artistic Director for the Latino Comedy Project, Villegas strives to create work that entertains, bridges cultures, and taps into the hunger of underserved Latino audiences.
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