About This Event
Aida Rodriguez is a new Afro-Latina, taking the world of entertainment by storm with her wit, strong performances, and charismatic personality. Aida recently filmed a comedy special for Netflix as part of a new standup series "She Ready." She made history as the first Latina to appear in two specials air in one month on both HBO and Showtime. She was handpicked by director Taylor Hackford for his film "The Comedian" starring Robert De Niro. In 2017, Coca Cola Global Women's LINC Conference sponsored Rodriguez's speech that modeled a TED Talk. Rodriguez has also appeared on Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, The Nightly Show, five-time host of the PBS Imagen Awards, NBC Last Comic Standing's finals, TRUtv's Laff Tracks, Fox Laughs, Nickelodeon Mom's Night Out and Parental Discretion. This summer, Aida will be releasing her first Netflix special, as part of Tiffany Haddish's They Ready series. She is also a regular contributor for The Young Turks.
Aida Rodriguez wears many hats as comedian, actress, writer and mother. Sharing her point of view of the world, she writes comedy that is poignant and incisive. Her audiences often laugh hard, think hard, and feel hard as her comedy is cathartic and confrontational. Known as Funny Aida, Rodriguez aims to challenge the norms of today and the discomfort or taboo-quality around controversial topics like race, gender, sexuality, and family dynamics through her comedy. From the moment she takes the stage, the audience is engaged whether in laughter or in thought. Rodriguez's comedy is not only medicine for the soul, but it may one day just change the world.