Paul Joking Aside

Mr. Rodriguez does what he does best

“I don’t care what you suffer from, menudo cures it all,” says actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez. “Menudo’s made out of parts of the pig the pig doesn’t want back.”

Over a career that’s spanned more than two decades, Rodriguez, one of the first “Latin kings of comedy,” has appeared in more than 40 films and numerous television shows and comedy specials, most recently hosting Mis Videos Locos Con Paul Rodriguez on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. By sticking to his Latino roots to lay the groundwork for his giggles, Rodriguez has become one of the best-known Hispanic comedians in the United States.

“We Mexicanos y Espanos invented recycling, ‘cause we don’t throw nothing away. Go into any Mexican’s garage, and it’s full of shit he’s never gonna use again.”

Thu., Dec. 30, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 31, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 2, 8 p.m., 2010
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