She’s a rising star in the world of comedy… And, now Cristela Alonzo could soon become the Latina version of Louis C.K.
The 33-year-old Mexican American standup comic could soon be creating and starring in her own comedy series.
Alonzo has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox Television and Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy‘s studio-based 21 Laps/Adelstein for a multi-camera comedy inspired by her life/standup as a hard-working, truth-telling, straight-down-the-middle blue-collar Latina from Deep South Texas who navigates the white-brown world she lives in.
Based on Alonzo’s experiences growing up in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the project is expected to be centered around a blue-collar Mexican-American family.
The search is underway for a scribe to co-write the script with Alonzo, who will co-executive produce the project.
Alonzo moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and got her first break in 2006 when she was hired to write for Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia. She was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010, has appeared on standup specials for Showtime and Comedy Central and has been touring college campuses. Most recently, Alonzo made her late-night debut on Conan.