Laughs from Comedy Central's CARLOS ALAZRAQUI, KIRA SOLTANOVICH, JOSE SARDUY, MIKE PACE and TYMON SHIPP(Saturday)
Carlos Alazraqui is the "World's 1,247TH Most Interesting Man" Currently Carlos is the breakout voice of El Chupacabra in the Disney Toons Film, "Planes." El Chu will also be appearing in the Planes sequel coming out July 2014.
Starting out as a stand up Comic and winning the San Francisco Comedy Competition in 1993 and then moving to Los Angeles to start his voice over career as the voice of Rocko, on Nickelodeon's "Rocko's Modern Life". Soon after he was Mr. Weed on Family Guy and then on to The Taco Bell Chihuahua. On camera Carlos is best known for his super accurate portrayal of law enforcement officer, James Garcia on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!". Since then Carlos has guested on CSI, Pushing Daisies, Big TIme Rush, Las Vegas, and appeared as Nestor in both "Happy Feet" and "Happy Feet 2."
Carlos is also in production for a cable network pitch with producer Tim Gibbons from Curb Your Enthusiasm. He is married and a father to a two year old daughter who calls him, "a good man".
A graduate of the San Diego State University Dramatic Arts Department and with training from the American Conservatory Theatre and The Groundlings, Ms. Soltanovich is extensively trained in every aspect of writing as well. "I loved living in the dorms at college because my father never let me have slumber parties as a kid. He said sleeping on the floor and eating from cardboard boxes was the reason we left Russia."
Recently, Kira optioned a 1/2-hour hybrid comedy with New Line Television starring Scott Baio. Based on her writing and acting, she was selected to be a part of the ABC Comedy Development Showcase where she was named "Hottest new writer". She has shot several pilots this year, including a Pilot Presentation for Comedy Central. You might also hear Kira as the voice of "Carla", a teenage know-it-all, on the animated series, Iggy Cool.
Kira has been a winner, finalist and semi-finalist in a myriad of comedy competitions and festivals, including Comedy Central's Laugh Riots, California’s Funniest Female, Seattle International Comedy Festival, and the Boston Comedy Festival.
As a kid, I always liked comedy and would listen to albums by George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, and Lenny Bruce. Despite my enjoyment of these great talents, I decided to pursue an unfunny career and left Los Angeles for San Francisco State College to be a lawyer. When that did not hold my attention, I switched majors and ended up getting a Bachelor of. Art Degree in Communications.