So far i had only known al madrigal from the today show, where he always did exceptional work, so i was delighted to find out, that he is also a standup comedian and boy oh boy, one hell of a comedian he is indeed.
he is of mexican/italian american heritage, which is kind of refreshing because even though over the years i have lost much of my original interest in ethnicity related humor, but this makes him come from a fresh and unusual perspective. he is also very versatile, so that opposed to a lot of other comedians, he does not tire the viewer out by talking about the same subject matter (e.g. race) for a full 90 minutes.
his onstage persona is lovable, cheeky, a tiny bit of smug, energetic and overall extremely enjoyable. his skill set regarding observational comedy is extremely high and his subject matters are unused and refreshing.
at this point the number of releases from him unfortunately are rather limited, so i was only able to check out his CD/DVD package „why is the rabbit crying“ and his CD „half breed“ and both of them are now included in my all time fave top 35 comedy albums.
hopefully those will live up to his other releases.
well, what can i say more? if you have the chance to see him live please do so, you will not regret it. one of the funniest guys around today.