Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Jeff Valdez


That's a wrap San Antonio! As the Alamo City hosted the 2nd Annual HA Comedy Festival this past weekend, we recognize creator and visionary Jeff Valdez for his contributions to comedy and television, and for putting San Antonio on the map. Jeff Valdez brought the world renowned Latino Laugh Festival to San Antonio in 1996, and used the Alamo City as the backdrop to Nickelodeon's "The Brothers Garcia," an early 2000's sitcom about a Mexican-American family living right here in San Antonio. As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in South Texas, the influence Jeff has had on our city is immeasurable.

In addition to bringing some of the biggest names in Latinx comedy together for the HA Comedy Festival this year, Jeff Valdez also premiered the sizzle reel for "The Garcias," the reboot of the original series with original cast members, all grown up with kids of their own. The reboot looks amazing and we can't wait to see it the series!

I had a chat with Jeff Valdez on Latinx representation in mainstream media, and how important it is for media companies to get it right. Check out my American VIda podcast with Jeff here. Share the podcast with a friend and subscribe to get alerts when we upload new episodes. Stay tuned for more spotlights as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in South Texas, and support our sponsors My Plates and Tito's Handmade Vodka.


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