Kiki Melendez: Amazing, Funny and Motivational
JOURNEY OF A FEMALE COMIC: "Like a movie, a sitcom and a reality show all in one" says the Miami Herald, opens May 2
Finally, a voice that represents the Latinos In America.
Published on LatinoLA: May 1, 2014
JOURNEY OF A FEMALE COMIC gives us an in-depth look at Latinos in Hollywood in the 21st century. How far have we come? How much we contribute, what we need to do to get to where we need to go!
Through the eyes of Kiki Melendez, who is from the small town of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, via NYC, to her journey through Hollywood.
See, taste and hear, the universal stories of the making of Latinos In America pursuing The American Dream, through her trials and tribulations as well as success and triumph.
is the story of female comic Kiki Melendez who is making history in Hollywood in the world of comedy, and helping to launch the careers of Latino's in America.
The journey begins with her single mother bravely immigrating to the US from a small ranch in the Dominican Republic and continues today at her residence in Bel Air, CA. "I never wanted you to just be the daughter of a maid," her mothers revealing words.
"Our Culture confuses fame with greatness"ÔÇª
Her mother's influence instilled in her a love and respect for her roots, helping her to obtain great success in her artistic journey, but there are many setbacks. Goals have yet to be reached and there are many tears. The life of a Latina Female Entertainer in America does not come with any guarantees or any easy paths. As she explains "I am struggling in luxury".
This is the journey, the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of a woman who comes from our Dominican Republic and has made a respectable name for herself. Kiki Melendez is a writer, actress, producer and a creator of her own destiny with her eye on helping others. With the run of her comedy show, Kiki Melendez' Hot Tamales Live, on the prestigious Showtime Television Network, airing more than 350 times, Kiki has accomplished what very few have. The critically acclaimed show has opened doors to female comics of all races, changing the face of Hollywood since 2002.
Female comediennes do not have many opportunities in the comedy circuit in America nor the world, which is why it so important for a woman to get out there and make a hit show. This is the essence of her hit show Hot Tamales Live, this is the motivation for Kiki Melendez.
Latinos are the second largest ethnic group in the USA yet it is hard to find programming and representation for this market. In 2010, Kiki decided she wanted to open doors for her people of the Dominican Republic and other Latinos around the world. She created Spanish Language Stand Up Comedy and did a tour in Florida which was a huge success.
Can it be done? Can she prove that the Latino comedy market is a rich resource waiting to be tapped? Will she make it to her ultimate goals of Hollywood success landing the TV show deal and producing the movies?
Featured Interviews with: Nadine Velazquez, Jacob Vargas, Esai Morales, Maria Conchita Alonzo, Lupe Ontiveros, Felipe Esparza and more..
Stock Footage with: John Travolta, Marc Anthony, Usher, Dr Dre, Aaron Spelling, Shakira, Peter Engel, Halle Berry, and much much more....
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Opens May 2 at the following LatinoLA theaters:
Citywalk Stadium 19
Galeria South Bay 16