From Last Comic Standing,The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, don't miss ALONZO BODDEN. Featuring BILL SANTIAGO
An international headliner, Alonzo has performed comedy worldwide including Just For Laughs in Montreal, Kilkenny Ireland Comedy fest, Sydney, Australia, Brighton Beach in the UK and he’s entertained the troops everywhere from Iraq to Greenland. His one-hour comedy special, "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime to rave reviews. Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was runner up on Season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing Season 3, “The Best of the Best.” Since then he’s been a regular on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a favorite guest on Adam Corolla’s radio show and podcast. While his movie career has consisted mainly of playing security guards, he’s protected the best. Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down The House and Leslie Nielsen in Scary Movie 4. He’s hosted 101 Cars You must Drive on Speed Channel and America’s Worst Driver on The Travel Channel and the ITV show Inside the Vault.
Bill Santiago is the first born of at least four children. He became a standup after narrowly escaping a career in journalism, facing the fact that as a comedian he was funny, but as a reporter he was a joke. It’s been said he was born to Puerto Rican immigrants, which is technically untrue, as Puerto Ricans are US citizens. Although, he’s got an uncle who was once deported to the Bronx. While connecting solidly with his Latino fans, Santiago is just as as popular for his straight ahead mainstream material, reminiscent of George Carlin, and showcasing Santiago's journalistic roots, obsessions with language, and keen insights on everything from Current Events to Cats to Religion to Facebook. With the premiere of his first television special, “Comedy Central Presents: Bill Santiago,” he won over fans nationwide with his dead-on observations about Spanglish – “twice the vocabulary, half the grammar!” and his beloved catchphrase “¡Porque Because!” Which led to his first book, "Pardon My Spanglish" - the first humor book in Spanglish actually written in Spanglish all the way through (Available on Amazon). Santiago's second half-hour special for Showtime airs in 2011. Other credits include: Craig Ferguson, Conan O'brien, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Chelsea Lately, Good Morning America Now, ABC news, NBC TV Visiones, BBC World. NPR’s Latino USA.
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.