June 4, 2019
Glow in the Dark!
Sandra Valls – LIVE
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/glow-in-the-dark-tickets-60916170907
Glow in the Dark – Growing up a pale latinx, lesbian in a conservative, Mexican, Catholic small town in South Texas was not easy. Thankfully there was Charlie’s Angels and Stevie Nicks to the rescue! With her unique mix of brilliant story telling, honest, explosive comic flair, and powerful, soulful music (Melissa Etheridge, herself, gave her a thumbs up), Sandra unapologetically takes the road less traveled and proudly shines a bright light on what it means to have Queer Latinx visibility even in the darkest of days! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll Glow in the Dark!
“Talented and Hilarious” – Los Angeles Times
“Comedic Gold!” – Latina Magazine
“A Knock Out” – My San Antonio
“She brings to light issues that impact the women of color community!” – QWOC Media
“Valls is as true to her ethnicity as she is to her sexuality; knocking TV audiences on their behinds!” Curve Magazine
Sandra Valls is a comic, actor, singer, writer, and badass. She is best known for her powerful stand-up comedy performances in Showtime’s, The Latin Divas of Comedy (nominated for an Alma Award) and Pride: LGBT Comedy Slam, hosted by Bruce Vilanch. Her unique mix of physical comedy and brilliant story telling make it easy to see why the Los Angeles Times calls Sandra “Talented and Hilarious”, as well as being included in Curve’s 2017 Power List as One of the Most Influential Queer Women in the Country. Latina Magazine voted Sandra One of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots. Curve Magazine calls her One of the Top 10 Funniest Lesbian Comics and Go Magazine has named Sandra One of the Top 100 Women We Love.
Sandra starred and co-wrote the smash hit play, THE LATINA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, which sold out 22 shows at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and received “Critic’s Choice” by The Los Angeles Times three years in a row (2015-2017). More recently, she recently shared the stage with Melissa Etheridge at the Lesbian Political Action Committee (LPAC) event in New York City honoring Billy Jean King
Her other television credits include but are not limited to Outlaugh Festival, One Night Stand Up (LOGO), Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen (ABC), Habla! (HBO), Que Locos (Galavision), Funny is Funny, Latino 101 (Sitv), BET’s Comic View, NickMom Night Out (Nickelodeon), and countless other TV spots including MTV3’s Quiero Mis Quince, Wanna be Latinos and Top Tr3ce, Mun2 Comedy Documentary and I love Jenny!
Sandra is also a favorite onstage as an emcee. Her hosting credits include TEDX Women, Women in Medicine: Lesbian Health Fund Conference, San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce Coming Out Day, Equality San Antonio – Spirit of Texas Brunch, Latino Institute at Creating Change, La Femme Film Awards (11 years in a row), Power UP 10 Amazing Gay Women and Men Gala, and GLAAD Awards and London Lesbian Film Festival…to name a few.
Always an human rights activist, Sandra was also honored in her hometown of Laredo, Texas with the 2013 International Woman’s Day Award for being a trailblazer and empowering women and was chosen by Unidos-The National Latino LGBT Human Rights Organization to be part of their prestigious list for Project VISIBLE Latinos LGBT in the USA and Puerto Rico: Out in Leadership. GLAAD has honored Sandra’s work at Mun2 with a Special Recognition Award for her groundbreaking achievements in production for promoting fair and accurate representation of the LGBTQI community in English-speaking Latino television.
Furthermore, The California Senate presented Sandra with a Certificate of Recognition for her relentless support of people in recovery in the LGBTQI community as exemplified by her leadership in producing “One Gay at a Time”, a comedy show that celebrates people in recovery.
Sandra is also an actor, singer, and a published author (Out on the Edge: America’s Rebel Comics)