Two of the hottest Latina dykes on the mic. Showtime's Sandra Valls is one of Curve magazine's top 10 lesbian comics. Logo's Mimi Gonzalez is one of Backstage NY's top ten comics to watch. Both are Olivia featured performers because wherever the Lezberados go, they're the "taco the town."
Two American Latina lesbian comics walk into a gay bar and turn it into a comedy club. Seasoned comics Mimi Gonzalez and Sandra Valls joined forces in 2011 to create a nationally touring show called "Lezberados." Valls' Mexican pride and Gonzalez's Cuban heritage bridge the gap between two of the many Latino cultures and forge a peace full of laughter keeping audiences asking for more.
Both comics are seasoned solo stand-ups with over twenty combined years of appearances and shows. Lezberados is a multiplying multicultural expansion of their talents in a show full of stand-up, improv, music and celebrating one local up and coming LGBT comic. Recognizing how important it is to embrace new talent and how difficult it is to find stage time, the Lezberados show consistently features a local novice comic as emcee.
A Lezberados show starts with both Gonzalez and Valls welcoming the audience and warming them up with playful improv and banter, including and involving them in the experience. Sketch-inspired bits then turn the evening into the comedy show the audience came for. They wrap this opening third with the Lezberados theme song, a parody to the tune of "Desperado."
Whomever is their featured honorary Lezberado for the evening is then introduced and performs a showcase set of their best five to seven minutes of stand-up. This performer becomes the show's host and introduces first Gonzalez, then Valls who both do individual stand-up sets of :30 minutes each. Valls always closes the show with an R&B number she belts from deep with her rhythmic soul.
Sandra Valls is a brash, high-energy comic and then some. She has two Showtime comedy specials under her belt, THE LATIN DIVAS OF COMEDY and PRIDE: GAY AND LESBIAN COMEDY SLAM hosted by Bruce Vilanch. She's been featured on Logo, BET, Sitv, and HBO and played countless festivals including Toronto's, We're Funny That Way. More recently, she wowed audiences in Olivia Cruises Bahama's Resort and added two more Olivia performances as a result. She includes a closing song in her act that has driven many an audience to their feet in ovation. She was the front man (woman) for an eight-piece R&B horn band in Boston for many years.
Mimi Gonzalez is a road-tested, high-octane comedian who takes the audience on a wild ride from the profound to the profane. Her television appearances include: LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” the “Today” show, Mo Gaffney’s “Women Aloud,” “Ellen,” “Que Loco,” “Funny is Funny,” and “Latino Laugh Festival.” She’s even been a morning-show co-host on New York’s WPYX. Mimi's also answered the call of duty to the U.S. armed forces and made them laugh in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Korea, Japan, and Guam.