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Cris Franco Gone Wild

The return of the show for the Mex's who drive the Lexus

Published on LatinoLA: April 1, 2003


Cris Franco Gone Wild


LatinoLA:
What's up with Cris Franco?

Cris Franco:
Lots. When I'm not working on how I'm going to single-handedly rebuild Iraq, I'm pretty much occupied with being the writer, producer, host, and general all-purpose-slave for my new program, THE CRIS FRANCO SHOW. We debut on Saturday, April 5th at 4 PM on KCET. Please forgive that shameless plug.

LatinoLA:
Tell us about your new show.

Cris Franco:
We're calling it, "The Show for Latinos in the Know!" It's the world's first (and only) Latino-themed, English-language, talk-debate-sketch comedy show. At least I think it's the first. We're going to explore the unique American-Latino experience. Our first three shows are about: Gangsta Fashunz, Latinos in Hollywood, and Latino Muslims. I asked a lot of hard-hitting questions, like: At Christmas time, do Latino Muslims go around singing, "Feliz Ramadan! Feliz Ramadan!"

LatinoLA:
Why should we watch?

Cris Franco:
4 out of 5 opthemologists who participated in a double blind study recommended my show above other shows titled THE CRIS FRANCO SHOW. You should also watch if you're interested in keeping up with what's on the mind of today's Latino literati and gliterati. Topics like: Spanglish, Gay Latinos (Hispano-sexuals), politics, culture, and who's hotter: Cristina Aguilera or Shakira. The heady, important stuff.

LatinoLA:
What should we expect?

Cris Franco:
In life you should hope for the best ... but expect the worst. Regarding my show, viewers can expect to see congressmen and compadres, homeboys and Speakers of the House, se?oras and starlets -- all debating the issues facing
we U.S. "hispanos."

LatinoLA:
How is it different/same as Caf? California?

Cris Franco:
We're going to have an on-camera "Talk Back" section where in-studio, invitees will "talk back" to the viewers and offer their comments on the topic.

There's also going to be a LOT more comedy than the original CAFE CALIFORNIA.
Each program will be introduced by a MAD-TV type of sketch. And to do so, I'm keeping some of my standard characters: Austin Torrez, Gomez Pyle, Dizzy Ridiculo, Al Bondigas, Hindu-Spanic Guru: Deepack Chulo and our favorite superhero, "Affirmative Action Jackson." I'll also be adding some new characters ... courtesy of my new medication. We're also much more hooked into the Internet, with on-line chats, streaming, video e-mail and cyber satanic worshipping. That last part was a joke. A very weak joke.

LatinoLA:
How is your relationship with KCET?

Cris Franco:
KCET and I are just dating. Nothing serious. I mean, KCET says that what we have is "special" ... but you wonder when KCET never calls. And you wait naked by the phone, but ... oh. You mean, as in our "professional" relationship? Well, KCET is offering THE CRIS FRANCO SHOW the airwaves for two years. They're very committed to reaching out to "la comunidad." Most of their early morning viewers are Latino kids. They're hoping shows like mine will get their parents watching KCET later on in the day. Personally, I think that if they wanna attract more adult viewers they should finally broadcast the THREE TENORS GONE WILD video.

LatinoLA:
What else are you up to?
We're starting to approach underwriters for THE CRIS FRANCO SHOW. So, if any
of your readers are interested in funding us, we're very affordable and very available. Contact me personally at CAFECALIF@AOL.COM. (That last plug
went beyond shameless and into the Valley of the Dollars.)

Cris Franco:
THE CRIS FRANCO SHOW reaches a very special niche, the same group LatinoLA goes for, your "Yupsicans" (Yuppie Mexicans) and Generation ?. You know the "The Mex's who drive a Lexus." (I just made that up. I should write it down. Oh, I just did.) We English speaking Latinos earn no less than 1/3 more than Spanish only speaking Latinos. We're the power structure behind the Latino Market. By the way, what time does that Latino Market open? I need more Soy-Rizo ... that's chorizo made from soy. Hey, didn't Nostradamus predict that?

THE CRIS FRANCO SHOW debuts on KCET-TV, Saturday, April 5th at 4 PM.





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