Cristela Alonzo is a Mexican–American stand-up Comedienne. Actress, Writer and Executive Producer and star in the ABC comedy series, ‘Cristela‘ premiering tonight on ABC 8:30|7:30 Central
‘Cristela’ is a hysterically funny, shocking, jaw-dropping yet family-friendly sitcom, think Cosby Show family-values meets ‘George Lopez‘ Mexican–American humor with ‘Roseanne‘-like unapologetic one-liners.
Cristela is an All-Mexican-American girl with big dreams of becoming a Lawyer some day however, her traditional Mexican-American family doesn’t quite understand why it’s taking her so long to become one.
Cristela living situation is of a cramped quarters with her sister Daniela, her long-suffering brother-in-law Felix (who loves to complain about Cristela) and their two young kids.
The senior member of this extended family, all living under one roof in Dallas, is Cristela’s old school mom, Natalia, who tells her “somebody could have been a doctor two times in the time it’s taken you not to become a lawyer.” Daniela loves her sister but balks when Cristela tries to bring her modern views into traditional family life.
Felix (played by Carlos Ponce) resents how Cristela pays no rent and worst of all, always drinks his last beer. After six years of setbacks, her mom Natalia worries that becoming a lawyer might not be in the cards for her and doesn’t want Cristela to be hurt by a dream that might not come true.
Felix’s cousin and co-worker Alberto flirts shamelessly with Cristela, but the only feeling she has for him is a shared passion for the Cowboys, but he tries to convince her she wants him.
Cristela’s life begins to look up. Lawyer Trent Culpepper, who is unapologetically politically incorrect about Latinos and just about everyone else, offers her an internship at his prestigious firm. She begins working – unpaid – with Culpepper’s pampered daughter Maddie and good-natured fellow intern Josh.
As you can image, her family can’t believe she’s going to work for free, they don’t understand the concept of ‘Internship.’ But when a turn of events shows just how effective Cristela can be when she works her lawyer knowledge for the greater good of the family, they decide it’s worth supporting her as she follows her dreams – which might not be so impossible after all.
ABC’s Cristela show stars Cristela Alonzo as Cristela, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Maria Canals-Barrera as Daniela, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh, and Sam McMurray as Trent. Stand-up sensation Gabriel Iglesias (The Fluffy Movie) also appears as Alberto.
Cristela is a really funny show, from beginning to end and it leaves you wanting more.
‘CRISTELA’ SERIES PREMIERES TONIGHT 8:30|7:30c
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