Arturo Castro — star of Netflix’s Narcos and writer on Comedy Central’s Broad City — stars in his own sketch comedy show on Comedy Central this summer, Alternatino with Arturo Castro.
In the 10-episode series, Castro plays more than 45 characters. Each episode, in addition to the sketches, also features an ongoing thread with Castro playing a heightened version of himself as he goes about his life as a Latin millennial.
“Comedy Central has been my home for the past 6 years, my literal home, they have big offices and central heating,” he said in a statement. “I couldn’t imagine better partners to bring this show to life. I’m honored to be a part of this family and to have the opportunity to amplify the voice of a community that seems to be under siege at the moment. Hopefully, by watching, people will realize that the human experience is at its core the same, no matter what you look like or how much you like brunch, matcha, or fair trade friendship bracelets. Mmm, matcha…”
Alternatino with Arturo Castro is the latest sketch series from Comedy Central, which also launched the careers of performers like Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in similar sketch-comedy formats.
“There’s no one better to continue Comedy Central’s unparalleled legacy in sketch comedy than the undeniably talented writer, performer and overall brilliant Arturo Castro,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, executive vice presidents and co-heads of talent and development, Comedy Central, also in a statement.
Alternatino with Arturo Castro premieres Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.