Velez Joins Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” as a Contributor

Ricky Velez has landed a special late night gig…

The Latino stand-up comic has joined The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore as a contributor, according to Comedy Central.

Ricky Velez

Velez will appear as a panelist on the late-night show, which premieres January 19.

The Queens, New York native recently was named “New York’s Funniest” by the New York Comedy Festival and one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.”

He’ll be joined by Bollywood and television personality Shenaz Treasury and fellow stand-up comic Mike Yard.

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