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Comedian Bill Santiago's Live Performance: "Pardon My Spanglish"

Stand-up comedian Bill Santiago will perform from his book Pardon My Spanglish: One Man’s Guide to Speaking the Habla, on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at Pomona College. This event is free and open to the public. 

In Pardon My Spanglish (2008), Santiago explores the quirks and hilarity that result when English and Spanish fuse—the impromptu hybrid language of Spanglish. 

He has appeared on Comedy Central PresentsLate Night with Conan O'BrienQue LocosAmerican Latino and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. In 2007, he hosted the Latin Grammy Awards Person of the Year ceremony. 

According to Santiago, “[He became] 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.” 

The performance will be held in Pomona College’s Doms Lounge, located in the lower level of Smith Campus Center (170 East Sixth Street, Claremont). This event is organized by the College’s Latin American Studies Program and the Draper Lecture Fund. For further information, call: (909) 621-8938.

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.