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Al Madrigal (born Alessandro Liborio Madrigal; July 4, 1971) is a Americanmarker stand-up comedian/actor of Mexican descent. Perhaps best known for co-starring in the CBS prime-time situation comedies Gary Unmarried with Jay Mohr and Welcome to the Captain with Jeffrey Tambor and Raquel Welch, he is also a regular sketch performer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and appears on other network shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live. A fixture on the stand-up comedy circuit, he is among the most prominent members of the Latino community to achieve recognition in the mainstream U.S. comedy scene.

Early life

A native of San Francisco, Californiamarker, Madrigal grew up in the city's Inner Sunset Districtmarker, where his neighbors included future comedians Mike Pritchard, Margaret Cho and the Meehan Brothers. He attended the University of San Franciscomarker, but left the school two credits shy of receiving a degree. Madrigal worked for 10 years in a human resources staffing agency run by his family. In 1998, he decided to pursue a full-time career in comedy.

Comedy career

Madrigal appeared in San Francisco's comedy clubs, both as a solo performer and as a member of the sketch group Fresh Robots, which he co-founded. In 2002, he enjoyed his first major exposure in two comedy festivals: Sketchfest in San Francisco, as part of Fresh Robots, and the "New Faces" showcase of the Just for Laughs Festival in Montrealmarker.

In 2003, Madrigal successfully auditioned for a starring role on The Ortegas, a comedy series for the Fox Network. The series, which was based on the BBC comedy The Kumars at No. 42, cast Madrigal as the son of a Mexican American family in California who hosts a TV talk show from a studio he operates in the backyard of his parents' home. However, the network dropped the series from its schedule before broadcasting any of its six filmed episodes.

Madrigal won a jury award in 2004 for best stand-up comedian at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Coloradomarker. After winning the award, he signed a talent holding deal with CBS. However, he would not appear on a CBS until January 2008, when he was cast as a building attendant named Jesus (pronounced “Jee-sus”) in the CBS comedy Welcome to the Captain. The series was cancelled after six episodes.

Madrigal was the star of a 2005 Comedy Central special, and has been a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He currently co-stars in the CBS series Gary Unmarried (originally titled Project Gary), which debuted on CBS in September 2008. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in July 8, 2009.


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  9. "'The Captain' not welcome on my television," Newsday, February 4, 2008
  10. "CBS Announces Their 2008-09 Schedule. Who's Been Cancelled?"

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