Cristela Alonzo: The first eight years of my life we lived in an abandoned diner—we were basically squatters. And then after that, I’m like, “Oh yeah, and I’ll get to see my family.” JS: Is your family still in San Juan? So when my mom got sick, she became my number one responsibility. I thought, my mom came here from Mexico with a second-grade education, she came here for a better life—what better tribute can I give her than trying to achieve this dream that I have? I said no, because I didn’t think I was ready and I didn’t want to make a fool out of myself.
I was one of four kids born to a single mom who came here from Mexico with her husband. CA: My brothers are still in San Juan, and my sister lives in Dallas. JS: The cliché is that childhood suffering creates comedy. CA: Looking back, I remember my family laughing a lot. The only thing I got the occasional B in was conduct, because I loved to talk and I loved making people laugh. But I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know how to start performing or anything, I didn’t know what’s step number one. Then, a year later, he came back, and he asked me if I was still doing stand-up and I said yes, and he asked me if I wanted to do a set. I thought I was ready because by that point I had been doing it for a year and a half.
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And then her husband decided he was having so much fun in the United States that he went off and had fun somewhere else. My mom had this space heater that she used to use to cook food with, an old-school heater, before they had safety settings on them—you know, the heater would stay on if you had it faceup. When I go to San Juan, I stay with my brothers, and every time I go I have to do the same things. We were never the kind of people that dwelled on hard times. Growing up like that, I got used to making jokes about things that were difficult. But I knew that I needed a day job, so I answered this help-wanted ad for an office manager, and it turned out to be at this comedy club in Dallas, the Addison Improv. So I did five minutes, and they went really well, and he asked me to open for him in San Antonio at the River Center the next week.
She would put a pan on top of the heater and cook food. After the diner we moved into this tiny little house that had two rooms, basically. We grew up devout Catholics, so my trips to San Juan always include going to the churches that we used to go to and lighting candles and everything. I did that, and then he asked me to open for him in El Paso at the Comic Strip.
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