Friday, March 27, 2009

Bill Santiago--Saturday

Bill Santiago has a book signing at Barnes & Noble San Pedro Crossing at 2 p.m., this Saturday. Santiago, a comedian, is the author of “Pardon My Spanglish ¡Porque Because! — One Man’s Guide to Speaking the Habla” (Quirk Books, $14.95).

I will be transporting Bill to the Barnes and Noble event and hope to see our Society members there!
FROM HIS BIO: Bill Santiago is the first born of at least four children, becoming a standup after narrowly escaping a career in journalism, facing the fact that as a comedian he was funny, but as a reporter he was a joke.
With the premiere of his first television special, “Comedy Central Presents: Bill Santiago,” he won over fans nationwide with his dead-on observations about Spanglish – “twice the vocabulary and half the grammar!” and his beloved catchphrase “¡Porque Because!”
He has also appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Que Locos,” “American Latino,” and is scheduled to appear on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” this fall. Last year, he hosted the Latin Grammy Person of the Year Award ceremony, honoring Juan Luis Guerra (the tallest Dominican he’s ever met), at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.