HBO Max to Premiere Anjelah Johnson-Hosted Latinx Comedy Special This Month

Anjelah Johnson is bringing the laughs to HBO Max.

The 38-year-old Mexican & Native American stand-up comedian, actress and former MADtv cast member is hosting a multi-act special filmed during San Antonio’s HA Comedy Festival, the biggest Latinx comedy festival in the world.

Anjelah Johnson

HBO Max will premiere the special, filmed at the Empire Theatre in February, on Thursday, August 20.

The featured acts include Gina Brillon, David Del Rosario, Carmen Lynch, Monique Marvez, Pedro Salinas, Jesus Trejo and Mark Vierq.

Johnson, known her characters of Vietnamese nail salon employee Mỹ Linh/Tammy and rude fast food employee turned music star named Bon Qui Qui,has appeared on television in Superstore and Ugly Betty.

Johnson Releases Music Video as Her Bon Qui Qui Character

Dang! Former Mad TV star Anjelah Johnson is bringing back one of her most popular fictional characters…

Bon Qui Qui, the character made famous by the 29-year-old part-Mexican American comedienne/actress, has released her first music video. The clip, with a surprisingly high production value, is called “I’m a Cut You” and features weave pulling, choreographed dance moves and a jab at internet sensation Antoine Dodson, of “Bed Intruder Song” viral video fame.

Anjelah Johnson

The video was posted to YouTube last week and has amassed about 1,000 views so far. But the video still has the potential to go viral, as Johnson’s character has garnered a cult like following online thanks to a 2007 skit called “Bon Qui Qui at King Burger.” The video has garnered 54 million hits on YouTube, featuring the actress repeatedly telling people she would “cut” them, practicing subpar customer service and rapping orders to the kitchen.

In 2008, Johnson—a former NFL cheerleader—was nominated for an ALMA award for her role on the sketch comedy show. Mad TV was canceled by Fox that same year.