Rick Najera: A Latino Thought Maker
Writer, actor, comedian and activist Rick Najera
In Hollywood, as in Broadway, if you can do it all you’re called a “triple threat.” Rick Najera, on the other hand, is a ‘multiple threat.’ He’s an award-winning comedian, speaker, screenwriter, actor, director, author, businessman, activist and Latino Rebels advisory board member. His nationally acclaimed stage play Latinologues made him one of only three Latinos to ever write and star in their own play on Broadway.
Currently he is a writer and guest star on Hulu’s hit show East Los High and also directs the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase (in his 11th consecutive year). Najera is the force behind Color Correct News, addressing current news and issues with a satirical twist. Najera also developed and hosts the new Latino Thought Makers Series for the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, interviewing top professionals in the industry such as Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales and the cast of East Los High.
Najera’s fourth book Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood has garnered critical acclaim and won “Most Inspirational Non-Fiction Book” at International Latino Book Awards in 2014.
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