Day: November 12, 2018

Episode #233: Orlando Leyba

Orlando Leyba was born in Puerto Rico but deported to the Dominican Republic with his mother when he was just a small child. Leyba and his mom eventually made it back to the United States, and he got his start in comedy in Miami. Through hard work and timing, he’s risen up the ranks, and in the past year, recorded stand-up for LaffMobb’s Laff Tracks on truTV, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and HBO Latino’s Entre Nos. Leyba was a Comic to Watch at the 2018 New York Comedy Festival, and is the first HBO Latino comedian to...

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Review: Comedy Dynamics “The Legends of Comedy” specials

A year ago this week, Comedy Dynamics filmed six stand-up comedy specials back-to-back over consecutive nights at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles, all of them with the same opening and closing montages. They released them over a period of several months this year, available everywhere but Netflix. Among them: Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, Paul Rodriguez, Jimmie Walker and Michael Winslow, and Rita Rudner. Their tapings were billed as “The Legends of Comedy Tour.” OK, so perhaps the word “legend” has a malleable meaning here. Your adjectives may vary. What I can say with great certainty is that the...

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