Sony Moves Premiere Date for Jared Leto’s Marvel Film “Morbius” to January 28, 2022

Jared Leto’s latest film will bite its teeth into the box office a week later…

The long awaited Marvel vampire movie Morbius, starring the 49-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer, will open a week later on January 28, 2022.

Jared Leto, Morbius

Sony had previously pushed Morbius to January 21, 2022, which is the weekend after MLK.

In Morbius, Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Daniel Espinosa directs off a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Buck Sharpless.

The film also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.

Al Madrigal to Star in Disney’s “Stargirl” Sequel

Al Madrigal has a new Star-ring role…

The 49-year-old half-Mexican American actor will star in the Julia Hart-directed Disney feature sequel to Stargirl.

Al Madrigal 

Madrigal, best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, joins a roster of cast newcomers that includes Sarayu Blue, Chris Williams and Nija Okoro.

Stargirl 2 follows Grace VanderWaal’s title protagonist as she journeys out of Mica into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibility.

The script is based on the original character from Jerry Spinelli’s bestselling book. VanderWaal will write and perform new original music for the sequel.

Hart co-wrote with her husband Jordan Horowitz.

The four new actors join a cast that includes Uma Thurman (Roxanne Martell, a musician who Stargirl idolizes), Judy Greer (Stargirl’s mom), Judd Hirsch (Stargirl’s neighbor Mr. Mitchell), Elijah Richardson (Stargirl’s beau Evan) and Tyrel Jackson Williams (Terrell, Evan’s older brother).

Madrigal will play Iggy, the MC at a local music club. Blue will play Alex, an up-and-coming film producer.

Madrigal feature credits include The Way Back, Night Schoolthe upcoming Marvel/Sony movie Morbius and the television series I’m Dying Up HereAbout a Boy, Free Agents and Gary Unmarried.

ABC Developing Comedy “Guerrillas,” Starring Jaime Camil

Jaime Camil is soldiering forward…

ABC is developing Guerrillas, a single-camera comedy starring the 47-year-old Mexican actor/singer and former Jane the Virgin scene-stealer and comedian Al Madrigal.

Jaime Camil

The project comes from Jennie Snyder Urman’s Sutton Street Productions and CBS Studios.

In Guerrillas, co-written by Madrigal and Matt Kellard, when Miles Flores (Madrigal), a lonely efficiency expert for an oil company, gets kidnapped in South America, he ends up working for a disorganized group of guerrilla soldiers to earn back his freedom. Camil plays the “Commandante” of the soldiers who kidnapped Miles.

Madrigal and Kelland executive produce alongside Urman and Joanna Klein via Sutton Street. Camil co-executive produces.

Guerrillas reunites Urman, Camil and Madrigal who recently worked together on the CBS comedy series Broke. Camil starred in and executive produced the sitcom, on which Madrigal recurred in addition to being a writer/co-executive producer. Urman, along with Klein, executive produced via Sutton Street.

This marks the third collaboration between Jane the Virgin creator Urman and Camil, following the CW dramedy and Broke. Meanwhile, Madrigal co-starred in the hit movie Night School, co-written by Kellard.

Sanz to Perform at This Year’s SXSW Comedy Festival

Horatio Sanz is migrating South by Southwest

The 47-year-old Chilean-born American actor and comedian will perform at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Texas as part of the tenth edition of the SXSW Comedy Festival.

Horatio Sanz

Sanz, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006, joins a lineup that includes Bob Odenkirk, Whitney Cummings, Michael Ian Black and Wanda Sykes.

The festival, which runs from March 10-17, will also feature an appearance by half-Mexican American comedian Al Madrigal, who was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“Over the last ten years, our goal has been to provide a space for promising comedic performers to collaborate with luminaries shaping the comedy world, and it’s been incredible to watch SXSW’s unique gathering of talent lead to successful projects and lasting relationships,” said Charlie Sotelo, Head of SXSW Comedy Festival. “We hope you’ll join us to celebrate some of comedy’s brightest minds and discover some new favorites.”

Below is a list of SXSW comedy participants and specials.

SXSW Comedy Participants
Al Madrigal, Andrew Santino, Big Jay Oakerson, Bob Odenkirk, Bonnie McFarlane, Brendon Walsh, Chris Hardwick, Dan Harmon, Dave Hill, Doug Benson, Doug Stanhope, Dulce Sloan, Glenn Wool, Eddie Pepitone, Guy Branum, Horatio Sanz, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Mantzoukas, Jessica McKenna, Joe DeRosa, Joel Kim Booster, John Hodgman, Jon Gabrus, Liza Treyger, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Matteo Lane, Michael Ian Black, Morgan Murphy, Nate Bargatze, Nick Swardson, Nick Thune, Nicole Byer, Phoebe Robinson, Rich Vos, Robert Kelly, Sasheer Zamata, Scott Aukerman, Scott Thompson, Sean Patton, Shane Mauss, Shaun Diston, Tim Dillon, Tom Lennon, Wanda Sykes, Whitney Cummings, Wyatt Cenac, and more to come.

SXSW Comedy Festival Special Programs Featuring
Above Average, @midnight, ASSSSCAT, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Doug Loves Movies, Doug Stanhope and Friends, HarmonQuest, Improv4humans, The Laugh Button Live w/ Gotham Comedy Club, My Wife Hates Me, Night Train, Talk Show the Game Show, What’s Your F@%kin’ Deal? and more.

Madrigal to Perform at the “Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival”

Al Madrigal is preparing to a bring a little comedy & curiosity to several cities in the United States.

The 41-year-old Latino stand-up comedian and actor is set to appear at Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.

Al Madrigal

Along with Madrigal, the 13-city comedy tour – sponsored by LiveNation – will include comedy routines from Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Brody Steven, Chris D’Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal.

The Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival will run from August 23 to September 22.

Madrigal is a regular correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He previously co-starred in the Gary Unmarried and has been a regular performer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Here’s a look at the dates for the event:

Fri 23-Aug       Austin, TX       austin360 Amphitheater

Sat 24-Aug     Houston, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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Sun 25-Aug    Dallas, TX        Gexa Energy Pavilion

Fri 30-Aug       Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

Sat 31 Aug      Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Sun 1-Sep      Detroit, MI       DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri 6-Sep         Camden, NJ     Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat 7-Sep       Holmdel, NJ     PNC Bank Arts Center

Sun 8-Sep      Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center

Fri 13-Sep       Denver, CO     Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sun 15-Sep     Irvine, CA        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri 20-Sep       Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
Sun 22-Sep Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

Madrigal to Star in NBC’s “About a Boy” Pilot

The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal will star in the television adaptation of a popular Hugh Grant film.

The 41-year-old Latino actor/comedian has landed a role in About a Boy, the NBC television pilot based on the Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name.

Al Madrigal

Directed by Jon Favreau and written by  Jason Katims, the project follows the relationship between Will (portrayed by David Walton), a bachelor man-child, and the young boy who moves in next door with his kooky single mother Fiona (Minnie Driver).

Madrigal will play Andy, Will’s best friend and the husband of Laurie (portrayed by Anjelah Johnson).

He’s currently a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has standup special Why is the Rabbit Crying premiering on Comedy Central in April.

His acting credits include Free Agents, Gary Unmarried, Welcome to the Captain and Wizards of Waverly Place.