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Najera In America

Rick Najera hosts Najera In America, the last name in unqualified news. 

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Episode 30: Shadoe Stevens
Shadoe Stevens started off in radio at 11-years-old in his hometown of Jamestown, North Dakota. Stevens became one of the City's most popular radio personalities and then began his first major television career move as the sidekick/announcer for "The Steve Allen Show." Back in radio, he would become a legendary Program Director, creating and launching "World Famous KROQ-FM. Leaving radio after creating three number one L.A. stations - KRLA, KROQ-FM, and KMET-FM - Shadoe went into advertising, creating the Branding, Advertising and Marketing campaign for The Federated Group. The campaign increased sales 500%. In four years, the Federated Group grew from 14 local stores to 78 superstores in 5 states. It was one of the most successful regional advertising campaigns in U.S. history and the first regional ad campaign ever to have received a 2-page spread in Time Magazine. His Awards in advertising include Clio Awards and the Big Apple Award. In radio, he received the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award. Shadoe's more than 1,100 different television commercials for Federated led first to a 3-picture deal with Dino DeLaurentis Entertainment and the cult movie "TRAXX," to the number one TV series "Hollywood Squares," then to the Fred Silverman produced one hour CBS series "Max Monroe: Loose Cannon," followed by the hit CBS sitcom "Dave's World." Shadoe replaced Casey Kasem as the host of "American Top 40." This became the biggest radio show in the world with one billion listeners a week in 110 countries. Shadoe was a guest star on more than a dozen television series including "Beverly Hills 90210," "Baywatch," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Caroline in the City," "Clueless," "Fast Track," and "Burke's Law." Shadoe played the title role in "Traxx," Fred in "Mr. Saturday Night," Maxwell in "Bucket of Blood," and Djony Dakota in "Shadoevision" for HBO. As the Founder, Chairman, and President of RhythmRadio - "The Sound of the World in a Good Mood," that was the first world-wide music network and delivered programming on the radio in 30 countries and programming on the Internet delivered in 7 languages. Shadoe created "Cabo Wabo Radio" for rock star Sammy Hagar, designing an "all up-all the time" rock music format with studios in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Bel Air, California. It became the number one Alternative Music format online in the world. He then created "Mental Radio," - mentalradio.net - a talk/entertainment radio show described as "Coast to Coast" as if done by Monty Python." It's a show about the extraordinary and inexplicable, interviews with mystics, physicists, dreams, aliens, and those who laugh in the face of fear. Shadoe was the voice of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" from 2005 to 2015, and has continued to be the voice of countless commercials and television shows including The Grammys, The Emmys, and Comic Relief. In 2013, Shadoe created and produced the hilarious podcast series, "Blackout Television," Improv-Comedy-Theater with an All-Black Cast. It's "The Larry Sanders Show" meets "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and is currently in development for the TV One Network as a one hour, prime time television series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:24 19/07/21
Episode 29: Hector Berrellez Pt. 2
Part 2 of Interview: Hector Berrellez is a former D.E.A. Supervisor and Special Agent, with thirty years extensive experience in counter terrorism and narcotics enforcement. He is recognized as one of the most highly decorated Drug Enforcement Agents in the history of the bureau. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:24 14/06/21
Episode 28: Hector Berrellez
Hector Berrellez is a former D.E.A. Supervisor and Special Agent, with thirty years extensive experience in counter terrorism and narcotics enforcement. He is recognized as one of the most highly decorated Drug Enforcement Agents in the history of the bureau. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:24 07/06/21
Episode 27: Najera In America with Producer Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. He is a first generation Mexican American Film and Television producer with a passion for telling edgy stories that give voice to diverse groups. Most recently Roberts teamed up with Mario Lopez to produce both The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia for Netflix (February 17, 2020) and Feliz NaviDAD a Christmas movie about a single father, for Lifetime Television to premiere in their holiday line up 2020. Roberts was also recruited to add his creative touch as Executive Producer and show-runner of Mexico's Next Top Model in its fifth season on Sony's premiere international channels. The series was produced in Mexico City and Los Angeles under Roberts' bilingual leadership. At ITV Studios America, Roberts was tasked with developing and show running unscripted series and pilots, which resulted in series sales of My Ride Rules for Speed Channel and Ghostly Lovers for Travel Channel. Roberts film work includes, Water and Power, a critically acclaimed movie based on the Mark Taper Forum theatrical production, by writer director Richard Montoya of the legendary comedy troupe Culture Clash. A Sundance Film Festival alumni, Roberts was also responsible for Strangers With Candy the Movie, written and starring friends Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festiva in 2005. Earlier in his career, Roberts launched Roberts David Films with producer/director Lorena David and produced over a dozen films including The Cover Up with Gabriel Mann and Eliza Dushku, Danika with Marisa Tomei and Poor White Trash. Prior to that, Roberts built a sought after casting company for television and film series, specials and live events. Most recently Roberts completed a documentary about the life of Painter/Activist Carlos Almaraz, Carlos Almaraz / Playing With Fire (Netflix), Love and Betrayal (Amazon) He is also in development on “Meet Cute” for Netflix written by Camilla Cordelia and Molly Halderman, Holiday in Santa Fe written by Cristela Alonzo for Lifetime TV and Mr. Holiday written by Peter and Aliza Murrieta also for Lifetime TV. Roberts is also host of the fun and informative Let’s Get Into It! podcast which focuses on the film and television business. Roberts and Co-Host Rod “Tuddy” Rinks (aspiring filmmaker) interview industry pros and explore their journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels of the film and television business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29:52 09/05/21
Episode 25: Lalo Alcarez
Lalo Alcaraz (born April 19, 1964) is an American cartoonist most known for being the author of the comic La Cucaracha, the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip. Launched in 2002, La Cucaracha has become one of the most controversial in the history of American comic strips. Alcaraz was born in 1964 in San Diego, California, and grew up on the U.S.–Mexico border, giving him a dual outlook on life (not "Mexican" enough for his relatives, not "American" enough for some in the U.S.). He attended San Diego State University, where he received his bachelor's degree "With Distinction" in Art and Environmental Design in 1987. In 1991, Alcaraz earned his master's degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. A leading figure in the Chicano movement. Alcaraz formerly contributed political cartoons for LA Weekly from 1992 to 2010. He co-hosts a radio show on KPFK called the "Pocho Hour of Power". Alcaraz is also the "Jefe-in-Chief" of POCHO.COM, a website specializing in "Ñews y Satire." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:24 01/03/21
Episode 24: Evelyn Brito
Evelyn Brito is a creative film producer, screenwriter, and director with over 15 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. She is also an event and marketing manager with several years’ experience in planning events, booking qualified speakers, and engaging attendees. She’s managed several events through her career as well. In addition to the Irish Solas Awards and the Roxbury Multicultural Festival, Ms. Brito has also managed Color Magazine’s Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference, Men of Color Leadership Conference, and the All-Inclusive Awards. Ms. Brito’s film career started in 2001 as a comedy producer for BOOM TV on channel 23 Boston Neighborhood Network in Boston, Massachusetts. She held this role for six years, during which she worked as a stage manager for various events and TV productions, videos, and film shorts for local directors. In 2010, Ms. Brito wrote, produced and directed a scripted series called STRIPPED, which highlighted the juvenile detention system and gang squads. She worked as the Production Manager for a theatrical comedy show, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them at the famous Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Brito is currently the writer and executive producer of Bodega Makeover. Bodega Makeover, similar to Extreme Makeover Home Edition, is a docu-reality web series providing store improvements and healthy eating options for local neighborhoods. The host will meet with the business owner to discuss any issues the bodega is facing, act as a consultant, and bring community health experts and designers in the process. Evelyn Brito was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She got her Associates Degree in Visual Communications from Katherine Gibbs School and studied Film Production at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, California. Her greatest passion is to be behind the scenes—producing and directing. Her experience working for nonprofits gives her a unique perspective to write stories that are socially relevant to her local community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 01/02/21
Episode 23: Herbert Siguenza
Herbert Siguenza is a founding member of the performance group Culture Clash. Along with Richard Montoya and Ric Salinas ,Culture Clash is the most produced Latino theatre troupe in the United States. Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Culture Clash has performed on the stages of America's top regional theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, The Kennedy Center, The Arena Stage, The Alley Theatre, The Berkeley Repertory, Yale Repertory, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, Syracuse Stage, The Huntington Stage and countless universities and colleges. Mr. Siguenza has co-written, and or performed in the following Culture Clash plays: American Night (Commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival) ,Palestine New Mexico, Water and Power, Chavez Ravine (all three commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum) , Peace (Commissioned by The Getty Villa), Zorro in Hell! (Commissioned by the Berkeley Rep), The Birds (Commissioned by the Berkeley Rep and South Coast Rep), Bordertown (commissioned by the San Diego Rep), Radio Mambo, Nuyorican Stories, Anthems, S.O.S., A Bowl of Beings, The Mission and others. As a solo writer and performer Mr. Siguenza has produced Cantinflas! and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso on national tour. His latest plays Steal Heaven and El Henry (Best new play San Diego Critics Circle Award 2014) have been produced at the San Diego Repertory and La Jolla Playhouse. Mr. Siguenza is also an accomplished visual artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has a BFA in printmaking from the California College of Arts, Oakland, California. TV and Film credits: "Ben Ten Alien Swarm" for the Cartoon Network, "Larry Crowne" feature film directed by Tom Hanks. Various short films. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 25/01/21
Episode 22: Fernando Allende
Fernando Allende breaks the mold. Allende, who reigns as the top box office draw in Latin America, is different; he is the first Latin Adonis to enjoy tremendous success in each of today's top entertainment careers film, television, producer, and as a recording artist and entertainer. Born in Mexico City (his father is Mexican, his mother Cuban and grandparents are Spanish and Puerto Rican). Allende started singing folk tunes when he was seven. By the time he was 15, his intense good looks landed him his first staring role in the film, Maria, opposite Tyrone Power's daughter, Taryn. It was the first of 20 films which have brought him 13 awards. A law career, which he originally intended to follow and pursued at Mexico City's LaSalle University, went by the board as more and more acting offers came his way. Before the pull of Hollywood proved irresistible, Allende also starred in hundreds of serial episodes of Spanish dramatic television. He also had a dozen best selling records, gold single, had his own variety specials and won the Hispanic equivalent of the Oscars and the Emmy in the same year. In 1979, presuming his background would provide a good entry to the US entertainment business; Allende cleaned out his savings account and moved to Hollywood. "I thought my background would open doors", he recalls. Nearly two years filled with knocking on an endless succession of doors and hours of acting, speech, yoga, and singing lessons were to eat up all those savings before he got his first acting job this side of the border. But for Fernando, the wait and the sacrifices were worth it when he was selected to star opposite Joanne Woodward in ABC's The Streets of Los Angeles. And the part opened Hollywood's doors. He immediately segued into a pilot (The Phoenix for ABC), his first English speaking film (Heartbreaker), and his US TV series, "Flamingo Road" where he steamed up the screen for a year and a half as Morgan Fairchild's lover. Allende was quickly signed to be a celebrity spokesman for the Milk Advisory Board's all media advertising in English and Spanish. Then he went on to tape 190 hours of a top Hispanic television show plus making his own special, featuring songs from his first RCA album. A highlight in any actor's career came next. Fernando was signed to star in the plum role of George Mellis, the "Golden-Greek" playboy-sadist in CBS his mini-series, Master of the Game, which broke the stereotype and vastly expanded his acting career. Since then his television career has gone form one success to another. He starred opposite Karen Black in HBO's new series The Hitchhiker; co-starred in more episodic television including Murder She Wrote, Hart to Hart, Glitter, and appeared in an unforgettable episode of Miami Vice. Most recently, television audiences have enjoyed his presence in ABC's Murder in Three Acts (with Peter Ustinov and Tony Curtis) and NBC's The Alamo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 18/01/21
Episode 21: Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. He is a first generation Mexican American Film and Television producer with a passion for telling edgy stories that give voice to diverse groups. Most recently Roberts teamed up with Mario Lopez to produce both The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia for Netflix and Feliz NaviDAD a Christmas movie about a single father who finds the Christmas spirit and love of Christmas Eve, for Lifetime Television to premiere in their holiday line up 2020. Roberts was also recruited to add his creative touch as Executive Producer and show-runner of Mexico's Next Top Model in its fifth season on Sony's premiere international channels. The series was produced in Mexico City and Los Angeles under Roberts' bilingual leadership. At ITV Studios America, Roberts was tasked with developing and show running unscripted series and pilots, which resulted in series sales of My Ride Rules for Speed Channel and Ghostly Lovers for Travel Channel. Roberts film work includes, Water and Power, a critically acclaimed movie based on the Mark Taper Forum theatrical production, by writer director Richard Montoya of the legendary comedy troupe Culture Clash. A Sundance Film Festival alumni, Roberts was also responsible for Strangers With Candy the Movie, written and starring friends Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festiva in 2005. Earlier in his career, Roberts launched Roberts David Films with producer/director Lorena David and produced over a dozen films including The Cover Up with Gabriel Mann and Eliza Dushku, Danika with Marisa Tomei and Poor White Trash. Prior to that, Roberts built a sought after casting company for television and film series, specials and live events. Most recently Roberts completed a documentary about the life of Painter/Activist Carlos Almaraz, Carlos Almaraz / Playing With Fire , which premiered at the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival to critical reviews as well as Love and Betrayal a true crime documentary which is currently in post production. Roberts is also host of the fun and informative Let's Get Into It! podcast which focuses on the film and television business. Roberts and Co-Host Rod "Tuddy" Rinks (aspiring filmmaker) interview industry pros and explore their journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels of the film and television business. Roberts was accepted to the prestigious AFI Film School and began his career in Hollywood as a Universal Tour Guide. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ann Lewis Roberts and their two children. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 11/01/21
Episode 20: Noel Casler Bio
The comic Noel Casler worked on Celebrity Apprentice for six seasons. For the last three, he worked closely with Ivanka Trump. Unlike his colleagues, Casler has bravely thwarted his nondisclosure agreement, taking to the stand-up stage, and to Twitter, to tell us the unvarnished truth. And like Trump’s hair-do, it ain’t pretty: Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 04/01/21
Episode 19: Katie Barbieri
Katie Barberi began her professional career at age ten. After having sustained a successful career as a teen aged actress in Hollywood, she then embarked on a second career: acting in Latin-American "telenovelas." It is a little known fact that Latin "soaps" are actually aired in over 40 countries as prime-time series. This afforded Katie the opportunity to become a very well known prime-time actress in the Latin market. She is 100% bilingual (English and Spanish) and is very grateful to have the benefits of being a part of two different cultures. Katie is now considered a Veteran of the Telenovela Genre, having completed nineteen of them for Televisa, Telemundo and Univision. Katie is also very proud to have this year completed over three hundred episodes and seven seasons of the Nickelodeon International mega-hit "Grachi" and its United States version for Nickelodeon, "Every Witch Way." In both English and Spanish, Katie played the funny, shoe obsessed mother of "Maddie/Matilda", "Ursula." Katie also completed a pilot this year for Red Dove Media called "The Blexicans", in which she plays proud Mexican matriarch Lydia Ortega alongside Rick Najera, Marla Gibbs, Richard Gant and Rolonda Watts, among others. Katie has been very excited to return to the stage, debuting in Chicago in October of 2018 in "Hundreds and Hundreds of Stars" (fka "Felons and Familias") at the Goodman Theatre, fulfilling a lifelong dream of stepping on the stage of the legendary theatre where so many of the artists Katie admires have performed before her. Katie will next star in the world premiere of "The Abuelas" at Victory Gardens for Teatro Vista, written by Stephanie Alison Walker. "The Abuelas" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 29/12/20
Episode 18: Jason Nieves
Jason Nieves A writer who has written scenes which were performed in seven network affiliated scene showcases. His material has been in the ABC Talent Showcase, the first NHMC Scene Showcase, and five NBC Universal Scene Showcases. He is an alumnus of NBC's Writers On The Verge Program and was also chosen twice for the NHMC/ABC/NBC Television Writers Program. He is also a semifinalist in the Disney ABC Writing Program. Was a winner in the Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition. Was a film festival programmer for 3 years. Featured in Latino Leaders magazine as a Leader of the Future (2011). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 21/12/20
Episode 17: Rick Najera interviews comedian Oscar Quintero and his alter ego, Kay Sedia
Oscar Quintero was born In Hacienda Heights, CA a suburb outside of Los Angeles, the youngest of six children. Oscar knew in order for him to be heard, he would have to speak up. And that he did! In the sixth grade he was cast as the lead in the Glenalder Elementary School Play, “Christmas Fever” where he caught the acting bug. From then on, he looked for ways to be in front of a crowd, like joining the drama club in high school and taking a few acting classes in College. It was in 1999 that Oscar got his break as he met his alter ego, Kay Sedia, when he auditioned for a drag pageant fundraiser called “Quest for the Crown”. It was at that event that things really began to take shape. Being named the runner-up was the best outcome that could've happened for Oscar. As he became a crowd favorite, many club owners and promoters began to ask for Kay Sedia to make appearances at various local clubs and events. That is where Oscar met Mr. Dan, the owner of Dragstripp 66 and The Plush Life. They began to collaborate and perform together for the next seven years. It was performing in the Plush Life, a weekly drag improv soap opera that Oscar realized and developed his sense of comedic timing. It was thru this show that Oscar met Kurt Koehler and thus began another great collaborating relationship. While writing Superfag, a short film about a gay Superman, Kurt added a part for Kay Sedia as her alter ego, Taco Chick, and created side kick, Salsa Girl, as a spoof of the Sid & Marty Croft kids morning show, “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl”. One year later, in the summer of 2003, the two began to collaborate on what was to become a big underground hit in Silverlake, CA ; “Chico’s Angels”, a Latin drag queen version of the popular 70’s T.V. show Charlie’s Angels. Over the next five years, four original stage shows, “Pretty Chicas All In A Row”, “Love Boat Chicas”, “Chicas In Chains” and “Chicas Are 4Ever”played to sold out audiences starring the three Angels; Kay Sedia, Chita Parole, and Frieda Laye. Seeing the popularity of Chico’s Angels, they decided to give “Taco Chick and Salsa Girl” their own short film. It has traveled festivals around the world and has won many awards. More recently, Kurt and Oscar helped create and produce, “Cooking With Kay”, a T.V. pilot presentation about a bitter cooking show diva who’s forced to work with a former Tijuana beauty queen, Kay Sedia. The show is currently being shopped around; a short trailer can be seen at www.cookingwithkay.com Oscar has also been in three feature films, ALIEN GAME, GETTING LUCKY and AU PAIR, KANSAS starring Traci Lords, as well as in the short films SPEAK ENGLISH AMIGOS, HEIRLOOM, and ALMOST MARRIED. He has studied with Jd Lewis of the Actors Lab. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 14/12/20
Episode 16: Mauricio García
Mauricio García left his job at Motorola in 1999 after only 6 months with the desire to pursue a career in business. He just could not see himself living the life he wanted if he had to trade his time for a limited salary. Today, Mauricio owns several businesses ranging from financial services to marketing software. (Goldstone Wealth Management, Iridiumsoft, COOKIN Technologies and HGI México). Through his new blog, Mauricio will share the keys that helped him not look for a JOB for 22 years with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, investors and innovators, and that have helped him become financially independent since the age of 18. The most noble thing one can do is to lead people, your friends, your family, and share with all of them what helped you achieve your goals, as well as all the failures so they don’t make the same mistakes.  At the age of 14, Mauricio left home to live in Mexico. There, he tried to find the answers that would help him solve his complicated life. He really wanted to be someone, he wanted to do something big, something meaningful, but he didn't know who to turn to for help and no one had told him how to find a mentor. After a short period of 6 months as an employee, he simply didn't see how he would achieve the life he wanted on minimum wage, so he decided to quit his job and go on a journey to achieve the dreams he had when he was 14 years old. After several years of effort, defeats, hundreds of failed experiments, and constantly battling his fears, he discovered that anything you can imagine can come true and that the fastest way to reach any goal is through mentoring, reading books, and taking massive and imperfect action. Mauricio became a Financial Professional specializing retirement planning before founding his own companies. While practicing finance, he learned the keys to bringing his services to thousands of people using the power of the media such as radio and TV. He learned to take advantage of time and began to do in one day what other advisers did in a month. He also served as a financial trainer and taught classes and courses at various universities. Now, you want to share everything you have learned in business and as a financial professional with all those who want to accelerate your path to success. To improve the lives of as many families as possible, Mauricio started a financial empowerment crusade in Mexico and the United States that will help 1 million families, increasing their income and improving their quality of life. Mauricio has created a course called The 8 Fundamental Principles of Retirement Planning which is a course that teaches the financial strategies that are not traditionally taught in schools. As he says, these are the things we wish we could have learned at school or at home. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 07/12/20
Episode 15: Haitian Comedian, T.J, Releases Timely Stand-Up Special on Election Day
TJ has come out with his debut stand-up special titled, January 3rd, through a partnership with Comedy Dynamics, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The hour long set record in Brooklyn on January 3rd is a superb culmination of TJ's 8 years as a stand-up comedian in America. With his caustic wit, razor-sharp writing, and casual conversational delivery, TJ presents a keen outsider perspective to the public that only he can provide on the many topics at the forefront of American cultural and social life: immigration, race, Me Too Movement and Donald Trump. Born and raised in Haiti, TJ moved to the United States in 2008 at the age 19, learned English, and started pursuing stand-up comedy four years later. He went one to become one of the 8 finalists in the Boston Comedy Festival in 2016.He has been featured on FOX5, AXS TV, and he received major praise and notoriety for his heartfelt response in a brilliant New York Times Op-Ed after President Trump called his homeland a shithole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22:19 30/11/20
Episode 14: Stan Zimmerman
Stan Zimmerman is an American television producer, director and screenwriter. Zimmerman has written for many television series including The Golden Girls, Roseanne and Gilmore Girls and the 1996 feature film A Very Brady Sequel. Zimmerman is also the creator and executive producer of the sitcom Rita Rocks, starring Nicole Sullivan and Tisha Campbell-Martin which ran on Lifetime Television. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25:16 23/11/20
Episode 13: Jill Michele-Melean
Is a regular stand-up comic at The Laugh Factory, The Improv and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Best known on MADtv for her dead-pan impressions of Drew Barrymore and Britney Spears. Was part of the Latinos Locos stand-up tour along with Luke Torres and Carlos Oscar. Was the first and only Latina Cast Member on MADtv. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25:16 16/11/20
Episode 12: Jaime Aymerich, Lidia Porto, Miriam Kruishoop, Antonio Jaramillo, and German Michael Torres
Multi-talented actor/producer, Jaime Aymerich joins host Rick Najera to share his journey in entertainment which includes stand-up, theater, telenovelas, and producing. The team from the film Estilo Americano; Director Miriam Kruishoop with stars Lidia Porto and Antonio Jaramillo discuss the importance of their film that tells the story of a Mexican-American family who is divided by their political views. Producer, German Michael Torres talks about his successful, well-rounded career. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 09/11/20
Episode 11: Rick Najera hosts Najera in America, the last name in unqualified news.
Legendary actor Luis Guzman discusses his career as a social worker, social activism, giving life to the written material, the effects of media on the public, and shares his opinion about humanity in general. The Godfather of Comedy, Rudy Moreno joins host Rick Najera to reminisce about the working man’s life, his late start as a professional comic, and influencing his peers and an audience. Creator and host of the Georgia Latino Film Festival, Jose Marquez chats about his inspiring work highlighting Latino talent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 02/11/20
Episode 10: Paul Conyers, Lory Tatoulian, Rojo Perez
Comedian Paul Conyers talks with host Rick Najera about playing in different cities, sketch comedy, and personal goals. Multi-talented comedienne, Lory Tatoulian talks seriously about the Armenian experience. New York based comedian Rojo Perez discusses his personal life in Puerto Rico, touring, and adapting comedy in the time of COVID. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 26/10/20
Episode 9: Daniel B. Levin, Elena Sotomayor, Gina Brillon
Author of The Mosaic Daniel B. Levin joins host Rick Najera to discuss spirituality and the importance of listening. Entertainment Marketing expert Elena Sotomayor talks about her early career, her process, and the beauty of giving back. Comedian Gina Brillon let’s us in on what she finds funny and chats about her comedy special The Floor Is Lava. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 19/10/20
Episode 8: Aurelio Bocanegra, Paul Cruz, Willie Barcena
Comedian Aurelio Bocanegra talks with host Rick Najera about his military service, transitioning that into comedy, and the importance of having a packed house during a comedy set. The multi-talented founder of the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival, Paul Cruz discusses producing a show during the pandemic, odd jobs he held prior to his successes, and the key to understanding humor. Willie Barcena discusses his experience as a Latino performing comedy across all genres, what it takes to survive in industry, and the life lessons he's learned along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 12/10/20
Episode 7: Dannon Green, Darren Carter, Rene Moran
Two-time Golden Glove champion and multi-talented comedian, Dannon Green has a chat with host Rick Najera about screenwriting, clean comedy, and his love for people. Pocket Party Podcast host Darren Carter talks about his career in stand-up, mastering impressions, and beams about fatherhood. Actor Rene Moran reminds our host that he gave him his first job as an actor in Hollywood, Latinos in entertainment, and lessons he’s learned along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 05/10/20
Episode 6: Francisco Ramos, Daniel Rodriguez
Stand-up comedian and actor, Francisco Ramos talks about his life, his accent, and combining his culture with his American experience. The Singing Policeman, Operatic Tenor Daniel Rodriguez joins host Rick Najera to discuss his career in music, the greater meaning of life, and being known as the 9/11 voice that healed the nation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 28/09/20
Episode 5: Jesse Garcia, Mike Robles, Jill-Michele Meleán
Actor Jesse Garcia reminisces about his career with host Rick Najera. Pioneering comedian Mike Robles, creator of Que Locos, talks community and the power of laughter. Stand-up comic Jill-Michele Meleán chats about Latin culture, the current pandemic, and the importance of human connection. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:21 21/09/20
Episode 4: Antonio Jaramillo, Edward James Olmos, Erik Rivera
Mayans M.C. actor Antonio Jaramillo talks about iconic Latinos in Hollywood and shares his experience of growing up in an orphanage in Mexico with host Rick Najera. Legendary Actor Edward James Olmos discusses diversity, unification, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Comic and Actor Erik Rivera talks marriage, racial differences, and his upcoming animated project. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:22 14/09/20
Episode 3: Frankie Quinones, Manny Ruiz, Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz
Actor and Standup Comic Frankie Quinones tells host Rick Najera how he developed his popular character ex-cholo turned fitness guru, Creeper and cancel culture. Hispanicize creator and RetroPop Media CEO, Manny Ruiz discusses the Calle Ocho Music Festival and social distancing. Author, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz talks about elevating women, storytelling, and the magic of service to others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:22 07/09/20
Episode 2: Carol Montgomery, Bruce Fine, Wendy Liebman
Women of A Certain Age Creator & Producer, Comedian Carol Montgomery talks comedy and world events with host Rick Najera. Standup Comic and Writer Bruce Fine shares memories, chats about developing a comedy set and dishes about his weekly Instagram show. Comedian Wendy Liebman discusses her career in comedy, the pandemic, and homeschooling her inner child. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:22 31/08/20
Episode 1: Momo Rodriguez, Nely Galán, Hector Rodriguez
Comedian Momo Rodriguez joins host Rick Najera to converse about his work with George Lopez, years of writing and performing comedy and the Latino experience in Hollywood. Self Made Author, Entrepreneur, and former President of Entertainment for Telemundo Nely Galán talks about empowering women and economics. Cartoonist Hector Rodriguez discusses developing the first Norteño comic book superhero and his experience growing up on the Texas-Mexico border. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
32:22 19/08/20