Press Bio

 
Photo by Caitlein Ryan

Photo by Caitlein Ryan

Press Bio

El Sanchez is a queer/trans/non-binary comedian and writer that has been performing all over the country (and once in Canada) since 2010. With a conversationally cynical, yet upbeat, personal and political storytelling style, El has been called "fearless" by City Arts Magazine, "a grumpy nugget of delight," by writer/activist Lindy West (Shrill) and "a brilliant new voice everyone should know," by comedian Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with Apu). Grammy Award winning singer/song-writer Kimya Dawson has cited Sanchez as her 'favorite underground Northwest comedian' while W. Kamau Bell, Emmy Award winning comedian and host of CNN's United Shades of America, once said, "El Sanchez is the truth." El has performed at comedy and music festivals, conventions, non-profit events, political fundraisers, camps, colleges, PRIDE celebrations and more. They have appeared on LiveWire! and Latino USA on NPR, Sex Nerd Sandra on the Nerdist Network, were featured in festival favorite documentary short Oh, I Get It and have been interviewed by Teen Vogue. El has opened for some of the best comics in the business including Jen Kirkman, Nicole Byer, W. Kamau Bell, Wyatt Cenac, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher and are a regular opening act and occasional touring partner of comedian Hari Kondabolu. Their pronouns are they/them and they best describe their gender presentation as hard femme/soft butch/werewolf (which also happens to be the title of their long awaited upcoming freshman comedy album).