Best of Culture Clash TV Show
This hilarious, irreverent, and unabashedly political television series, nationally syndicated on Fox TV from 1993 – 1996, was ahead of its time in subject matter’s explored, an unabashed Chicano sensibility and pull-no-punches sensibility. No one was safe from their satire, whether it was right wing politics or Latinos themselves. Written by and starring Culture Clash, the famed Chicano comedy troupe, the show explored topics ranged from immigration, politics, to Hollywood stereotypes in sketches like a courtroom spoof called “White People’s Court,” and a Mexican version of Jeopardy. Performed live for a studio audience, the show featured comedy routines honed from the group’s live performances, experienced gained at venues ranging from prestigious regional theaters to late night comedy clubs to protest rallies. The show also included musical performances from Latino music legends such as Lalo Guerrero and Aztlan Underground. Guest stars ran the raza gamut from Edward James Olmos to Jimmy Smits to Dolores Huerta. The CineFestival program will be first to bring together the sketches in one place, many of which have not been seen in over twenty years. Culture Clash — Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, and Richard Montoya — will be in attendance.