We love comedian Marga Gomez, who you may know from such film classics as Sphere where she and Queen Latifah go down deep, deep into the sea. Marga was born into showbiz- her father was an empresario who created variety shows in New York City for Latinx audiences that included such amazing acts as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and transgender cabaret pioneer Christine Jorgensen.
Marga is now paying tribute to her father’s showbiz legacy with her critically acclaimed biographical one person show, Latin Standards, where she tells the amazing story of her dad Willie Chevalier, now playing at Chicago’s Urban Theater Company.
Today, Marga Gomez joins us in the home studio to kiki about her new and perhaps last show, Latin Standards, her awkward run ins with Ellen DeGeneres and all the unusual films & TV shows she managed to get cast in including Sense 8 and Batman Forever.
➤ Kathy Griffin apologizes for the photo where she’s holding up Trump’s bloody head.
➤ A phone call to Lola Von Miramar to check out her legendary laugh and to find out why she’s challenging drag queens on racism.