John Leguizamo Says High School History Makes Latinos Feel ‘Invisible’

Latino contributions to U.S. history remain largely absent from high school history books, and John Leguizamo is doing something about it. The 51-year-old actor and comedian sat down with HuffPost Live’s

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Comedian W. Kamau Bell reports being victim of racism at Berkeley’s Elmwood Café

The cafe’s owner says he was appalled to hear the comedian was asked to leave the café as he was chatting to his wife and a group of friends.

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38 Years Of SNL’s Diversity Problems

“SNL” is looking more colorful now compared to its earliest years, but that doesn’t mean NBC’s beloved sketch comedy show was always all-inclusive.

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July Flashback: Dan Nainan (Indian/Japanese) [American]

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Known as: Comedian (Appeared in first season of “Last Comic Standing” and the “PC Innovation Lab” Apple ad; Performed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2009 TED Conference)

Videos: Performing at the Seattle Moore Theater

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June Flashback: Reggie Watt (French/African-American) [American]

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Known as: Comedian & Musician

Videos: I Just Want To, DieHard Battery vs Reggie Watts, Sugar Got It Going On, F_ck Sh_t Stack

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Sydney Park (Korean/African American) [American]

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Known as: Actress & Comedian (At the age of 6, became the youngest comedian to ever perform at the famous Hollywood Improv)

TV: “That’s So Raven”, “CSI: NY”, “Sons of Tucson”, “Entourage”, “Hannah Montana”

Movies: “Spork”, “Je t’aime”, “My Genie”, “Strange Fruit”
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Aubrey Plaza (Puerto Rican, Irish, English) [American]

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Known as: Actress & Comedian

TV: April Ludgate in “Parks and Recreation”, “Troopers”, “Mayne Street”, “The Jeannie Tate Show”, “Keith Powell Directs a Play”

Movies: “Safety Not Guaranteed”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”, “Funny People”, “Mystery Team”, “From Up on Poppy Hill”, “10 Years”, “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You”

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Louis C.K. (Irish, Mexican, Hungarian Jewish) [American/Mexican]

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Known as: Award Winning Stand-up Comedian, TV & Film Writer, Producer, Director & Actor

TV (Acting): “Louie”, “Lucky Louie”, “Parks and Recreation”, “The Chris Rock Show”, “Home Movies”, “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”, “The Dana Carvey Show”

TV (Writing): “Louie”, “Louis C.K.: Oh My God”, “Louis C.K.: Chewed Up”, “Louis C.K.: Shameless”, “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”, “The Chris Rock Show”, “Lucky Louie”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Cedric the Entertainer Presents”, “Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Dana Carvey Show”

Movies (Acting): “The Invention of Lying”, “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”, “Diminished Capacity”, “Role Models”

Movies (Writing): “Louis C.K.: Hilarious”, “I Think I Love My Wife”, “Pootie Tang”, “Down to Earth”, “Tomorrow Night”, “Ice Cream”, “Caesar’s Salad”

Awards/Accolades: Emmy Awards for Writing in “Louie”, “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”, “The Chris Rock Show”; Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for “Louis C.K.: Hilarious”

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Eric Andre (Haitian/Jewish) [American]

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Known as: Comedian, Talk Show Host & Actor

TV: “The Eric Andre Show”, “Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “The Big Bang Theory”
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Flashback Thursday: Steve Byrne (Irish/Korean) [American]

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Known as: Stand-up Comedian & Actor

TV: “Sullivan & Son”, “The Real Wedding Crashers”, “The Tonight Show”, “The Late Late Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Premium Blend”, “The International Sexy Ladies Show”

Comedy Central Specials: “Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour”, “The Byrne Identity”

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