Al Madrigal, the Daily Show writer who appears as the show’s “Señor Latino Correspondent,” was born to a Mexican father.
He also drives a Prius, lives in a cul-de-sac, and sends his kids to private school.
“There’s nothing whiter than that,” says Madrigal (full name: Alessandro Liborio Madrigal.)
So—prompted by a family reunion—Al decided to make up for those years spent assimilating by embarking on a quest to embrace his Latino side. Watch as he:
- gets a lesson in pronouncing his own name from Univision’s Jorge Ramos, the “godfather of all Mexicans”
- goes back to school to learn Spanish…from American elementary school kids
- debates immigration policy with the leader of a border watchdog group
- hits the mosh pit with Latino punks in South Central
- and worse.
“Half Like Me” premiered on Fusion TV on January 22.