Comedic Legend Paul Rodriguez to Host CHCI 11th Annual Reyes of Comedy

Award-Winning Comedian Performs to Benefit Latino Youth

Washington D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced actor/comedian Paul Rodriguez will host and perform at its 11th Annual Reyes of Comedy on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the historic Warner Theatre.  The event supports CHCI's award-winning leadership and educational development programs and is part of its annual Hispanic Heritage Month events.

Paul Rodriguez has provided comedic relief to audiences all over the world in English and Spanish for more than 30 years. The actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer has been featured in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. From talk shows, to movies, to sitcoms, to stand-up performances, Rodriguez has successfully done it all.

Rodriguez has a knack for creating side-splitting shows. He pulls funny material from his Latin roots, sharing past experiences of growing up as a Hispanic American while providing a comedic portrayal of current issues impacting the Hispanic community.  He executive produced the concert film, “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” in which he starred with Cheech Marin, George Lopez, and Carlos Mencia. His current hit show, “Mis Videos Locos with Paul Rodriguez” airs every Sunday night on MTV Tr3s. Rodriguez is also appearing in the upcoming movie release, “Without Men” with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater.

Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America and awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Rodriguez has remained a constant force in his community and the world of comedy.

CHCI’s 11th Annual Reyes of Comedy promises a night of laughs as comedians pull from their own experiences to portray life as a Latino in the United States.  Past participants include Carlos Mencia, Alex Reymundo, Debi Gutierrez, Felipe Esparza, Gilbert Esquivel, Joey Medina, Cheech Marin, Bill Santiago and Kiki Melendez.

Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster. 

For more 2011 CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events information, check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

For more information on Reyes of Comedy or partnership opportunities, please contact Events Director JoAnn Brown at jbrown@chci.org or 202-548-5864.

Important Dates

September 11-13
CHCI Public Policy Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

September 13
11th Annual Reyes of Comedy
Warner Theatre
Washington, D.C.

September 12
Ready to Lead (R2L)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

September 14
CHCI 34th Annual Awards Gala
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771 or visit www.chci.org.

Media Contact:
Scott Gunderson Rosa: (202) 548-5876

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