Hispanic Heritage Month: 8 Contemporary Comedians Who Are Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

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Traditionally, representation in the comedy world was rather narrow. For Hispanic and Latinx folks, seeing greats like George Lopez and John Leguizamo on television, in movies or at massive venues was the height of representation. And while there’s still a long way to go, we’ve certainly seen a significant shift over the last decade. 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite Hispanic and Latinx comedians, writers and TikTok stars, all of whom are sure to get you laughing. 

Editor’s Note: There are certainly limitations and nuances that come with identifying language. Dominican journalist Amanda Alcántara perhaps puts it best in an interview for an article entitled “The Problem With Latinidad,” saying that terms like “Hispanic” often create “a monolith… of an entire continent when every single country and every single community has their own history.”

In our other Hispanic Heritage Month articles centering on films, TV shows and books, we focused solely on the Hispanic American experience. Here, we’re broadening that view a bit; some of the featured comedians may identify as Hispanic American, while others may be working in the United States but from Spanish-speaking countries in South America and Central America. For a more in-depth look at the nuance of language as it relates to terms like "Hispanic" and "Latinx," check out this informative primer from Dictionary.com.