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Standup comedian Paul Rodriguez speaks up at the MontBleu

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Paul Rodriguez appears at the MontBleu

Paul Rodriguez isn’t afraid to stand up and speak out.

“Latinos are black, white, brown, beige. What does that say about our ancestors?” Rodriguez joked, according to the Internet Movie Database. “We’ll sleep with anybody!”

The comedian’s message has a more serious side as well.

“It is my belief that Latinos in show business have to be self-sufficient and creative while aggressively attempting to penetrate post-mogul Hollywood,” Rodriguez has also said. “Self- starting is becoming the path to serious studio support.”

Fans should expect humor about everyday life Saturday, Aug. 16, when Rodriguez makes an appearance at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, but they might get some observations about economics and politics.

Rodriguez starred in “a.k.a. Pablo,” the first television comedy about a Mexican-American, and is in preprodution for two series with VH1 and Revolution Studios. He is No. 74 on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time” list, was one of the headliners of the Original Latin Kings of Comedy Tour, and recently completed a showcase series, “The Laugh Factory: Very Funny,” set to air on TBS.

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In addition to Rodriguez’s performance, the casino is offering guests the chance to win a Pontiac Solstice convertible. The second of three drawings will take place at 7 p.m., before the doors open at 8 for Rodriguez’s act at 9.