A queer/trans/non-binary Seattle-based comedian and writer, El Sanchez has been performing all over the US (and once in Canada) since 2010. They have appeared on NPR’s Latino USA, featured in Teen Vogue, starred in LGBTQ documentary short, “Oh, I Get It” and have performed at Bumbershoot, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Emerald City Comicon and Autostraddle.com’s annual LGBTQ event A-Camp. They have opened for comedians Michael Che (Weekend Update), Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer) and W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America). El has been called “fearless” by City Arts Magazine, “a grumpy nugget of delight,” by writer/activist Lindy West, “a local favorite,” by Seattle alt weekly The Stranger 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 El as her ‘favorite underground Northwest comedian’ while Emmy Award winning comedian and host of CNN’s United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell, once said, “El Sanchez is the truth.” Their debut comedy album “Hard Femme/Soft Butch/Werewolf” will be released in the summer of 2018.
El’s Contributions to My Kid Is Gay
May 2018 – What’s Wrong with Gender Reveal Parties?