Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes joins Gino D on Hits 96 to talk about NEW Book & Tour
Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes joined Gino D on the show today and they talked about Anjelah’s NEW book “Who Do I Think I Am? Stories of Chola Wishes and Caviar Dreams“, which will be released on March 15th and can be PRE-ORDERED NOW at Anjelah.com. Plus, Anjelah is promoting her “WHO DO I THINK I AM?” TOUR, which will be coming to Chattanooga this September!
Listen to the interview below and learn more about Anjelah and her career…
MORE ABOUT ANJELAH JOHNSON REYES:
Big things are happening in 2022 for stand-up comedian, actress, and author, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Her memoir, “Who Do I Think I Am?” is available for pre-order now and will publish on March 15, 2022 to coincide with the kick-off of her 60 city, “Who Do I Think I Am?” stand-up comedy tour on March 25th in Los Angeles at The Wiltern Theater.
A limited number of signed books and VIP meet and greets will be available at each venue for purchase. Anjelah Johnson Reyes was born and raised in San Jose, California and is of Mexican and Native American descent. She is one of five children and has a large extended family to which she remains close. In the beginning of her career, Johnson-Reyes was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. As an Oakland Raiderette, she was named Rookie of the Year and even performed in Super Bowl XXXVII. After that year she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting.
She became an internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon” which led to many stand up, television and film opportunities. That same year she joined the cast of, “MADtv” as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation, “Bon Qui Qui.” This original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed, viewed and replicated by over 65 million people worldwide. After recording and releasing 3 songs and 2 music videos as Bon Qui Qui, Anjelah signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records to release a full album titled, “Gold Plated Dreams,” which She’s toured twice selling out both times. Bon Qui Qui teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics for her third music video “This Is How We Do It.” After the success of her debut album, Bon Qui Qui released a Christmas EP titled “Merry Hoodmas.” All the songs are available on iTunes and the videos are currently on YouTube.
In her forthcoming book, Anjelah shares hilarious stories about her life, from her irrational fear of death (“Please Don’t Die, Okay?”) to growing up caught between two worlds (I’m Mexican/Hella American) to her cultural pride (“Chola Wishes & Caviar Dreams”). Tapping into her Mexican roots, she offers a choice of stories that are mild (“Do You & Do You Well”), medium (“I’m Dating You Because I’m Hungry”) and spicy (“I Love Jesus But I Will Punch A ‘Ho”).
The book follows Anjelah’s unlikely journey as she transforms from a suburban kid with Aquanet-drenched hair into a Christian who abstains from drinking and premarital sex, into a mall-famous Raider cheerleader, and then an actually famous comedian traveling the world and meeting people from all-walks of life. Humor and authenticity allow Anjelah to seamlessly navigate racial identity, finding her place in the world, chasing crazy dreams, and the messiness of an ever-evolving faith journey, all the while searching for belonging and meaning.
Through her journey, Anjelah gets closer to discovering her true identity and encourages readers and fans to have the audacity to dream big. Anjelah has appeared in multiple ads and commercials including campaigns for Sprint, Visa, Snickers, Verizon, All-State, K-Swiss, Dryers Ice Cream and was the spokesperson for a Texas based restaurant chain, Taco Cabana.
Anjelah has also guest starred on shows such as The Shield, Ugly Betty, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and others all while touring with her stand up comedy. Anjelah’s has released 4 Stand-up Comedy Specials to date, including: “Mahalo & Goodnight” (2017 / Filmed in Honolulu, Hawaii), “Not Fancy (2014), “The Homecoming Show” (2013) and “That’s How We Do it” (2009) Johnson has starred in such films as “Our Family Wedding,” “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “Enough Sais,” “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” and the film “Moms Night Out” – which not only features Anjelah but also her husband, musician Manwell Reyes of the musical duo Panda$. Anjelah resides in Los Angeles with her husband and continues to act and tour the country with her sold out comedy shows.
ANJELAH JOHNSON-REYES – “WHO DO I THINK I AM? Tour – Local Dates
Fri., Sep 23 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre 7:30p
Sat., Sep. 24 Chattanooga, TN Walker Theatre 7:30p
Thur., Sep 29 Memphis, TN The Soundstage at Graceland 7:30p
Sat., Oct. 1 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium 7:00p + 9:30p
Fri., Oct. 14 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Perf. Arts. Ctr. 7:30p
For more details about Anjelah’s Book and Tour go to ANJELAH.COM