Transcript for Al Madrigal Launches New Comedy Special, ‘Half Like Me’
You might recognize our next guest. Al madrigal, senior Latino correspondent on "The daily Show." Al's got a great new special called "Half like me" where he gets in touch with his Mexican roots and welcome you to "Good morning America." I'm sorry. Big letdown after Jennifer aniston. You're saying -- honestly 30 people just left this studio. Just so many people fled. I thought that was because you needed a more intimate setting. So many standing outside looking in the windows. Everyone is gone. Let me tell you something if that is true and it's not they would be missing out. They are totally missing out. You are a funny guy and the subject matter is very permanent to you. Tell us about it. Originally I was going to do this special, similar to my "Daily Show" character, Latinos, who are they, why are they here, when will they leave. We answer those questions and more and it's going to be absurd and started getting into it and as a half Mexican, no one has really told this story of how awkward it feels and I went through ultimately to arrive at a family reunion in Tijuana saying Tijuana and these guys had to correct me. I wasn't even saying my own name right. You know how hard it is to come to grips with -- how do we pronounce your name, madrigal, beats me. You never labeled yourself or called yourself -- you've never called yourself any kind of -- ? I was happily doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco. Go to L.A. For the very first time and they put everybody on their own show so they have all the african-american comics doing these black shows, crack them up Thursdays, Mo better Mondays and first thing I go to L.A. And I end up on a show called refried Fridays. And I'm there going, I see pie friend Becky, that's your first sign, no self-respecting Mexican last a friend named Becky so I go to the show and I go, Becky, I'm a Mexican comedian and this guy taps me on the shoulder right at that moment anticipate says, ola, I'm Matteo from and he says, do you mind if I interview you in Spanish? I say, you can try, bro. I don't think it's going to work out. That's a sample from his Spanish. Called "Half like me." Airs tomorrow night 10:00 P.M. On fusion. Thanks for having me. Always great to hear your
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