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Fox Home Entertainment releases Latino comedy DVD

Posted by Elena del Valle on October 20, 2006

The Latin Legends of Comedy DVD cover 

“The Latin Legends of Comedy” DVD cover

Photo: Fox Home Entertainment

Century City, California — Described in promotional materials as “wild, irreverent and totally uproarious,” three Latino comedians, Joey Vega, J.J. Ramirez and Angel Salazar appear in the soon to be released “The Latin Legends of Comedy” DVD on Key Video, a label of Fox Home Entertainment.  “The Latin Legends of Comedy” will be available for $19.98 ($25.98 Canada).

“The Latin Legends of Comedy” was presented at the New York International Latino Film Festival, Chicago Latino Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival. 

The DVD features uncensored performances by Vega, who has toured with Chris Rock and Marc Anthony; Salazar, seen on “In Living Color” and “Showtime At The Apollo;” and Ramirez, a regular on Comedy Central and Showtime.

Part stand-up comedy concert and part documentary, the recording showcases the struggles and successes of the first Latino comedians who, over twenty years, broke into and became pioneers of New York’s stand-up comedy scene.  The comics have been friends from the beginning of their careers. The DVD is presented in widescreen and features English stereo sound and English and Spanish subtitles.