Vanessa Gonzalez: Challenge Accepted

March 9, 2016

Interview by

Valerie Lopez

Article by

David Thomas

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vanessa-gonzales-headshot2Vanes­sa Gon­za­lez isn’t new to Com­e­dy Wham. In the past, the site has fea­tured two of her one-per­son shows. One of the things that keeps her on our radar is her bold­ness and will­ing­ness to accept new chal­lenges and grow as a per­former.

Our own Valerie Lopez had a chance to sit and chat with the Lare­do native about her com­e­dy past, get­ting her start in a high school pep ral­ly skit, and how she hooked up with Austin Lati­no com­e­dy scene. There may be a ref­er­ence to The New Move­ment The­ater and Chris Trew. Okay, there’s def­i­nite­ly a ref­er­ence to Chris Trew and his theater.

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Part two fea­tures Vanes­sa Gon­za­lez’s for­ay into the stand up com­e­dy scene. She also speaks with Valerie about her cur­rent one-per­son show I Don’t Know Why You’re Say­ing That. 

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If you’re won­der­ing where you can see Gon­za­lez per­form in the imme­di­ate future, here are some details: On March 11th, she’s head­lin­ing Chris Castle’s In the Tree­house at Austin Java on Bar­ton Springs. Vanes­sa Gon­za­lez and her com­e­dy part­ner, Michael Foulk, have a week show every Tues­day at 8pm called Hand Bomb. This takes place at The New Move­ment Theater.

Find out more about Vanes­sa Gon­za­lez’s upcom­ing shows, and projects on her web­site.

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