Day: October 1, 2015

6th annual comedy fests in NJ: From Hoboken to Atlantic City

There are so many comedy festivals happening this weekend, this month and pretty much all the time across North America in the world now it’s tougher to track them all. But this October, there are two happening on either end of New Jersey to hype you to, especially if you’re on the East Coast. Right now is the 6th annual Hoboken Comedy Festival, running through Sunday and featuring a ton of up-and-comers, competitions and culminating on Sunday with Jersey’s own Artie Lange. Next weekend, it’s also the sixth anniversary of the Atlantic City Comedy Festival, which is a two-day...

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Episode #22: Aida Rodriguez

You’ve seen Aida Rodriguez on your NBC stations in the summer of 2014 competing as a finalist on the eighth season of Last Comic Standing, and for the past two years, she has hosted the Imagen Awards celebrating the positive portrayals of Latinos onscreen in TV, movies and webseries. The 30th annual Imagen Awards air Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, on PBS (check your local listings). Rodriguez spoke with me about her modeling career, studying genetic engineering, being a third-generation teenage mother, her heritage in Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and performing from childhood in Miami through to...

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