Cristela Alonzo talks new comedy special, 'Middle Classy'

The comedian's new Netflix special is a follow-up to 2017's "Lower Classy."
3:46 | 06/29/22

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Transcript for Cristela Alonzo talks new comedy special, 'Middle Classy'
� >>> BACK NOW ON "GMA" WITH A TALENTED WRITER, PRODUCER AND VERY FUNNY COMEDIENNE, CRISTELA ALONZO HAS A NEW COMEDY SPECIAL CALLED "MIDDLE CLASSY." GOOD MORNING. >> WHAT UP? >> WHAT UP. >> WHAT UP. IT'S "MIDDLE CLASSY." >> "MIDDLE CLASSY." YES, BECAUSE YOUR LAST SPECIAL WAS "LOWER CLASSY." >> YES. >> WE'RE MOVING UP. >> SO WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? >> THE LOWER CLASSY WAS ABOUT SURVIVING, "MIDDLE CLASSY" IS ABOUT TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF. >> AH, I LIKE THAT. >> OH. >> PART OF TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF WHEN YOU MOVE FROM LOWER TO MIDDLE IS YOU CAN AFFORD THINGS YOU COULDN'T AFFORD WHEN YOU WERE A KID. >> YES, OH, MAN, TAKING INVENTORY OF LIKE YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN YOU WERE 12 AND COULDN'T GET IT. LET'S GET SOME PLAY-DOH. >> I HEARD YOU'RE DOING THAT NOW AND YOU HAVE THIS THING WITH LEGOS. >> I'M OBSESSED WITH LEGOS. I'M OBSESSED WITH THEM AND BUY A NEW SET EVERY MONTH. I'M OBSESSED WITH THEM. I LOVE THEM. >> THAT OBSESSED? >> MY APARTMENT LOOKS LIKE A MIDCENTURY PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE. IT'S GOT REALLY COOL FURNITURE BUT THIS THING LIKE I DON'T HAVE ANY CHILDREN LIKE I DON'T EVEN LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING KIDS BECAUSE I'D HAVE TO SHARE MY LEGOS WITH THEM. I'M OBSESSED WITH LEGOS. >> WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT A CLIP OF YOUR SPECIAL. >> YEAH, COOL. >> "MIDDLE CLASSY." LET'S CHECK IT OUT. >> I HAD TO LEARN ENGLISH BY WATCHING TV SHOWS LIKE "THE PRICE IS RIGHT." WHITE PEOPLE, YOU MESSED WITH ME. PLINKO IS NOT A REAL WORD. I TRUSTED YOU. I LEARNED YOUR WORDS AND INCORPORATE THEM INTO EVERYDAY LIFE. I CAN'T GO TODAY, I FEEL PLINKO. >> YOU SAID YOU LEARNED ENGLISH FROM WATCHING TV. >> YEAH. >> BUT WATCHING THE TONY AWARDS IS WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A PERFORMER. >> I LOVED IT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT BROADWAY WAS. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS AT ALL. I REMEMBER JUST SEEING THE COLORS AND THE PERFORMANCE AND EVERYTHING AND IT'S THAT THING, YOU KNOW, I GREW UP IN A BORDER TOWN IN SOUTH TEXAS A MILLION MILES AWAY FROM IT BUT I REMEMBER THINKING WHATEVER THAT IS, I WANT TO DO IT. THAT'S ALL I WANT TO DO. I WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND THAT WAS THE DREAM EVER SINCE. >> AND YOU KNOW THE SPECIAL OPENS WITH CAMEOS FROM DOLORES HUERTA AND TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE JOAQUIN CASTRO SO WHY DID YOU WANT TO INCLUDE THEM? >> BECAUSE THEY'RE FRIENDS OF MINE. YOU KNOW, IT'S THIS THING WHERE IN STAND-UP COMEDY YOU WANT TO SHOW YOU'VE EVOLVED. LIKE ANY ARTIST, RIGHT, WHEN YOU SEE A BAND YOU WANT TO HEAR THE SAME SOUND BUT SEE THEM EVOLVE THROUGHOUT TIME. MY FIRST SPECIAL WAS ABOUT LIKE GETTING BY AND SURVIVING. "MIDDLE CLASSY" IS ABOUT GETTING TO KNOW WHERE I AM IN LIFE. THEY'RE FRIENDS. WE DO A LOT OF THINGS -- WE SUPPORT A LOT OF THE SAME CAUSES AND TO ME I JUST WANTED TO SHOW THAT PART OF MY LIFE BECAUSE IT DICTATES SO MUCH OF WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND ALSO I WANTED TO SHOW OFF THAT I KNEW THEM. >> AND HOW MUCH YOU HAVE GROWN, HOW FAR YOU'VE COME. >> I MEAN, I DON'T WANT TO BRAG BUT LET'S BRAG, #BRAG. >> WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HIT UPPER CLASSY. >> PEOPLE ASK HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU MADE IT. WHEN I COULD DO AUTOPAY ON ALL MY BILLS. FOR ME THAT WAS IT. EVERYTHING ELSE IS EXTRA. I DON'T KNOW LIKE WHEN I CAN GO TO TARGET AND BUY REGULAR PRICED STUFF. I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE THAT'S HIGH CLASSY FOR ME. >> OUR WHOLE CREW IS LAUGHING AT THAT. THEY LIKE THAT. >> BECAUSE THE AUTOPAY IS LIKE THAT'S REAL. LIKE, YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS GROWING UP MY FAMILY, WE USED TO PAY ENOUGH TO NOT GET UTILITIES CUT OFF. >> YEP. >> AND THEN ONCE I MADE IT I WAS LIKE, OH, OKAY, DEBIT CARD, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY I USE IN A MONTH. OKAY, PLAYER. >> CRISTELA, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENERGY THIS MORNING. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> WE LOVE IT. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. CRISTELA'S COMEDY SPECIAL, "MIDDLE CLASSY" IS AVAILABLE NOW

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