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
Star of the recent Showtime special "Historically Incorrect," Alonzo has performed comedy around the world including at Just For Laughs in Montreal and the Kilkenny Ireland Comedy Fest, as well as in Sydney, Australia and Brighton Beach in the UK. He's also entertained the troops everywhere from Iraq to Greenland.
An inveterate host, Alonzo has fronted shows such as Travel Channel’s America’s Worst Driver, ITV’s Inside the Vault, and Speed Channel’s 101 Cars You Must Drive. He's also a regular guest on NPR’s acclaimed Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me… Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, on which he became the runner up on season two, he came back to win it all on season three of Last Comic Standing.
His first stand-up special "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime and it was the genesis for his popular podcast of the same name, on which he discusses news and current events.
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.