Arts In Context

This local comedy troupe tackles tough Austin issues with humor

This local comedy troupe tackles tough Austin issues with humor

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts in Context. This unique series celebrates stories about the arts in Austin and the people who make it such a vibrant and creative city.

The Latino Comedy Project is on a mission to provide a voice for Austin's Latino community. “I look at the absence of Latino voices as a reason to do what I [am] doing,” says Adrian Villegas, artistic director of the Latino Comedy Project. Living up to this mission, Villegas and the LCP troupe have been providing audiences with pop culture and political satire that provides big laughs and honest insights into societal issues affecting communities of color. 

Now through December 16, catch the players in Barrio Daze at the Institution Theater. For tickets, visit this website.

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit, and Overheard With Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Latino Comedy Project
The Latino Comedy Project is using humor to tackle tough issues. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV