Grace Fraga is an award-winning actress, comedienne, writer and producer. She has appeared on NBC, A&E, CBS, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, VH-1, Real TV, Univision, Galavision and Telemundo. Her guest starring roles include, “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” “Comedy Cage Match,” “FBI Files,” “Mystery ER,” “Killer Outbreaks,” “The First Time” and “North Mission Road.” Grace’s Spanish language credits include “No Me Hallo,” “Accesso Maximo” and “Amor o Mentira,” among others.
Grace is author of “Love at First Ex,” which is a helpful guide on “how to love and manage your exes.” This book is so fabulous, Grace was asked to be a guest on NBC’s “The Steve Harvey Show.” This multi-talented comedienne also created, executive produced and hosted a pilot for PBS. Grace is not just talking about it; she’s doing big things in a real way.
Grace is vibrant, full of fun and laughter and will have you laughing until your sides hurt. She’s a hot, white Latina with a lovable personality that will have you craving more of her funny antics. She’s performed stand-up at The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Ice House, The Comedy Zone, Harrah’s, and Laugh-A-Latte@Hot Java Coffeehouse.
I caught up with Grace at her recent perfomance at Laugh-A-Latte@Hot Java Coffeehouse, in Long Beach. Follow me as we journey through the world of comedienne Grace Fraga.
Renisha Marie: Who is Grace Fraga?
Grace Fraga: Grace Fraga is a white Latina with Neiman Marcus taste and a K-Mart budget.
Renisha Marie: Tell the world about your book, “Love at First Ex.”
Grace Fraga: I was a guest on “The Steve Harvey Show” in February of 2013. They had me as a “relationship coach” because of the book I wrote, “Love at First Ex”. It’s a guide on how to love and manage your Exes. The biggest mistake people make is to get rid of them. Don’t! This book will teach you how to use them as resources so that you can turn your life into a Fairy Tale: “Alice in Ex Wonderland.” I also got a development deal from PBS to shoot a pilot for a show. I’m creator, executive producer and host.
Renisha Marie: When did you know comedy was what you wanted to do?
Grace Fraga: When I realized how laughter lightens up the load. I love to have fun and laugh. Comedy is my passion. You can’t beat doing what you like and getting paid for it!
Renisha Marie: Were you always funny?
Grace Fraga: I was always the life of the party. I was shy, though, until the age of 16. Then fun heaven broke loose and voila!
Renisha Marie: What was the best gig you ever performed?
Grace Fraga: A recent private gig for a trucking association. I had two hot, single guys in the audience competing for my heart.
Renisha Marie: Who is your favorite comedian of all time?
Grace Fraga: Wanda Sykes. She’s a brilliant, natural comedian.
Renisha Marie: Who is your biggest inspiration?
Grace Fraga: My parents. They turned me into the hyperactive workaholic that I am today.
Renisha Marie: Tell us about some qualities that a good comedian should have?
Grace Fraga: Timing, timing, timing. The ability to CONNECT with the audience.
Renisha Marie: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Grace Fraga: Embrace the pause.
Renisha Marie: What advice do you have for aspiring comedians?
Grace Fraga: Work at your craft. Have passion for comedy. Never give up
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