Thow back a margarita or two with the LADIES of CINCO de MAYO - featuring MONIQUE MARVEZ (Showtime), MELISSA VILLASENOR ( Last Comic Standing), MARCELLA ARGUELLO, RETHA JONES (Comic Relief, Premium Blend) and GINA BRILLON (Comedy Central, MTV3s)
Monique and unique go hand-in-hand. This radio and television personality, writer and comedian is on a mission to make people laugh. Her comedy is the perfect balance of “aha!” and “ha-ha!”
Monique first exploded on the Miami comedy scene and soon starting touring the country and eventually the world. She has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, ABC, Montel Williams, PBS and numerous other television shows. Monique was commissioned to develop a sitcom and write the pilot script about her rollercoaster love life by Dick Wolf Productions/ NBC Universal. She was nominated for an Alma Award for her Showtime Special “Latin Divas of Comedy” which has nearly a million hits on YouTube!
Barry Diller hand-picked her to be the face and late night host of his Miami television venture WAMI which resulted in two TV specials: “Monique Over Miami” and “Lady Zings the Blues.” Eva Longoria also chose her to be one of the original members of the on going comedy troupe “The Hot Tamales Live!” and she hosted segments of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve from South Beach. Marvez soon found her way into the world of morning radio in Indianapolis at WENS which lead to her winning the “Million Dollar Morning Show” contest conducted by San Diego’s JackFM. Monique stands alone as the only person in the country to host a Jack FM show.
Monique can currently be seen on “Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy” on Showtime, and she’s working on several original television projects and continuing to WOW audiences with her sharp stand-up comedy and amazing improv skills. She continues to headline at comedy clubs around the country and was selected as the spokesperson for Fox Sports for their VIP promotional tour. Her new book, “Not Skinny,
Not Blonde” will be released later this year.
Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”
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.