Carlos Alazraqui of Comedy Central's RENO 911 Joins CHCI Fifth Annual Reyes of Comedy Night Benefiting Education

Line-up to Feature Bill Santiago of Premium Blend, Darren Carter of Latino

Laugh Festival, Monique Marvez of Monique and the Man

Reyes of Comedy Night Co-Produced by SiTV and Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch

Companies, Inc.



21 Sep, 2006, 01:00 ET from Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus
 Institute (CHCI), the nation's premier Hispanic youth leadership
 development and educational organization, announced today it has partnered
 with SiTV, the first English-language, Latino-themed network, to co-produce
 the Fifth Annual Reyes of Comedy Night, starring Carlos Alazraqui of Comedy
 Central's RENO 911.
     Sponsored by The Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., this year's Reyes of
 Comedy Night line-up also will include comedians Bill Santiago of Comedy
 Central's "Premium Blend," Darren Carter of SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival,
 and Monique Marvez of Monique and the Man, to benefit CHCI's nationally
 recognized leadership development and educational service programs.
     Reyes of Comedy Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd at the
 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre and will feature special guest
 Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39).
     "Since 1978, CHCI has helped develop the next generation of Hispanic
 leaders," said CHCI President and CEO Esther Aguilera. "Comedy Night
 supports that mission by featuring our nation's talented Hispanic 'Reyes'
 (kings) of comedy."
     Reyes of Comedy Night is one of three CHCI events commemorating
 Hispanic Heritage Month. CHCI's 2006 Public Policy Conference and 29th
 Annual Gala will be held in Washington, D.C., from October 2 - 4. For more
 information, visit http://www.CHCI.org or call (202) 543-1771.
     Carlos Alazraqui can be seen playing officer James Garcia in Comedy
 Central's series RENO 911, now it its fourth season and soon to be a major
 motion picture in January 2007. Alazraqui also is known as the Chihuahua's
 voice from Taco Bell's "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" campaign, and as Mr. Crocker,
 a schoolteacher on Nickelodeon's Fairly Odd Parents. Next, Alazraqui is
 voicing a wacky penguin with Robin Williams in George Miller's animated
 film "Happy Feet."
     Bill Santiago of Comedy Central's Premium Blend is self-described as a
 stand-up comedian who "narrowly escaped a career in journalism." Currently
 developing and touring Spanglish 101, Santiago's show examines everything
 you ever wanted to know -- and were afraid to ask -- about Latinos.
     Darren Carter, known as the "Rooster," has performed on Comedy
 Central's Premium Blend and SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival. Carter has
 appeared in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Galavision's Que Locos and
 BET's The Way We Do It. Carter also appears in Be Cool, starring John
 Travolta, the sequel to Get Shorty. Recently, Carter filmed Uncle P, a
 movie starring Master P and L'il Romeo.
     Monique Marvez, "combining an hourglass figure and a stopwatch wit,"
 has taken audiences by storm over the last 15 years. Dynamic and downright
 hilarious, Marvez continues her transition from stage to microphone as
 morning host of San Diego's Monique and the Man on 100.7 Jack FM.
     About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
     Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and
 nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development
 programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders.
 The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress,
 nonprofit leaders and corporate executives. For more information call CHCI
 at (202) 543-1771 or visit http://www.chci.org.
     About SiTV
     SiTV is the first English-language, Latino-themed network. Connecting
 with 18-34 year-old viewers, SiTV's 60% original programming slate features
 hip and culturally-relevant shows including the latest in entertainment,
 music, lifestyle, comedy and independent films. The network launched in
 February 2004 and is available nationwide on Dish Network and in 13 million
 homes across the country on Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon,
 among others. For more information on SiTV, please visit
 http://www.sitv.com.
 
 

SOURCE Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus
 Institute (CHCI), the nation's premier Hispanic youth leadership
 development and educational organization, announced today it has partnered
 with SiTV, the first English-language, Latino-themed network, to co-produce
 the Fifth Annual Reyes of Comedy Night, starring Carlos Alazraqui of Comedy
 Central's RENO 911.
     Sponsored by The Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., this year's Reyes of
 Comedy Night line-up also will include comedians Bill Santiago of Comedy
 Central's "Premium Blend," Darren Carter of SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival,
 and Monique Marvez of Monique and the Man, to benefit CHCI's nationally
 recognized leadership development and educational service programs.
     Reyes of Comedy Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd at the
 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre and will feature special guest
 Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39).
     "Since 1978, CHCI has helped develop the next generation of Hispanic
 leaders," said CHCI President and CEO Esther Aguilera. "Comedy Night
 supports that mission by featuring our nation's talented Hispanic 'Reyes'
 (kings) of comedy."
     Reyes of Comedy Night is one of three CHCI events commemorating
 Hispanic Heritage Month. CHCI's 2006 Public Policy Conference and 29th
 Annual Gala will be held in Washington, D.C., from October 2 - 4. For more
 information, visit http://www.CHCI.org or call (202) 543-1771.
     Carlos Alazraqui can be seen playing officer James Garcia in Comedy
 Central's series RENO 911, now it its fourth season and soon to be a major
 motion picture in January 2007. Alazraqui also is known as the Chihuahua's
 voice from Taco Bell's "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" campaign, and as Mr. Crocker,
 a schoolteacher on Nickelodeon's Fairly Odd Parents. Next, Alazraqui is
 voicing a wacky penguin with Robin Williams in George Miller's animated
 film "Happy Feet."
     Bill Santiago of Comedy Central's Premium Blend is self-described as a
 stand-up comedian who "narrowly escaped a career in journalism." Currently
 developing and touring Spanglish 101, Santiago's show examines everything
 you ever wanted to know -- and were afraid to ask -- about Latinos.
     Darren Carter, known as the "Rooster," has performed on Comedy
 Central's Premium Blend and SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival. Carter has
 appeared in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Galavision's Que Locos and
 BET's The Way We Do It. Carter also appears in Be Cool, starring John
 Travolta, the sequel to Get Shorty. Recently, Carter filmed Uncle P, a
 movie starring Master P and L'il Romeo.
     Monique Marvez, "combining an hourglass figure and a stopwatch wit,"
 has taken audiences by storm over the last 15 years. Dynamic and downright
 hilarious, Marvez continues her transition from stage to microphone as
 morning host of San Diego's Monique and the Man on 100.7 Jack FM.
     About Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
     Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and
 nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development
 programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders.
 The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress,
 nonprofit leaders and corporate executives. For more information call CHCI
 at (202) 543-1771 or visit http://www.chci.org.
     About SiTV
     SiTV is the first English-language, Latino-themed network. Connecting
 with 18-34 year-old viewers, SiTV's 60% original programming slate features
 hip and culturally-relevant shows including the latest in entertainment,
 music, lifestyle, comedy and independent films. The network launched in
 February 2004 and is available nationwide on Dish Network and in 13 million
 homes across the country on Cox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon,
 among others. For more information on SiTV, please visit
 http://www.sitv.com.
 
 SOURCE Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute