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The Comedy Zone Presents Gina Brillon

8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Tickets start at $25.

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Gina Brillon was the first Latina comedian to be a finalist in season 16 of “America’s Got Talent.” See her live on stage at MTC!

Gina Brillon was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. The Puerto Rican actress, comedian, writer and mom has been a stand-up comic since she was 17 years old.

Her one-hour special, "Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava" (Amazon Prime Video), won a 2021 Gracie Award and was nominated for an Imagen Award. Her half-hour special, "Easily Offended," was one of the top shows from the Entre Nos franchise on HBO Latino, and streams on all HBO Digital Platforms. 

Brillon has made appearances on "The View," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She's appeared on "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS and "The Conners" on ABC. In 2012, she became the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC's "Stand up for Diversity Showcase." The following year, she was a "New Face" at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.

She is singer, published writer and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News, among others. Brillon and co-host Katherine G. Mendoza dole out advice on their podcast, "Mess in Progress: The Homegirls Guide to Self-Help." Most recently, she was the first Latina comedian to be a finalist on season 16 of "America’s Got Talent."