October, 13, 2006 - 11:14 AM / ET

‘Despierta America’ Star Fernando Arau Presents his Fabulous Show in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--October 13, 2006--Fernando Arau, celebrated comedian and host of Univision’s “Despierta América” show, will perform in the Alex Theater in the city of Glendale, California on Oct. 27, 2006, a treat for the huge Hispanic audience. Arau’s career dates back 23 years to Mexico. He was hired by the Univision network to host “Despierta América,” the most successful morning show in the United States.

In addition, he has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an honorary Spanish EMMY award for 2006, which he will receive on Oct. 19 in New York City.

Fernando Arau is well known for his charisma and talent, and has been honored in Miami with the noted “Estrella de la calle Ocho.” He has also left his imprint in the “Paseo de las Luminarias” in Mexico. Arau, who produces, directs and writes his own shows, is very talented and has mastered every aspect of the entertainment business, from being a mime and clown on the streets and parks, to theater, movies, radio and television.

His father is the noted producer and writer Alfonso Arau, who created the film “Como agua para chocolate”, and his mother, Magdalena Corona, is a choreographer and a retired dancer from the Ballet Folklórico de México. His brother Sergio Arau is a director, composer and producer of the film “Un DIA sin Mexicanos,” in which Fernando was last featured in the movies.

Arau started his career at five, tap dancing with his parents. He is now considered one of the main comedy talents of his native country and the United States. He has worked for more than 22 years in Televisa, the largest TV production company in Latin America.

During his long career at Televisa, he has been an editor, producer, writer and actor (“Ni hablar” and “Los Burandilla”). One of his best known creations was the series “Cachun Cachun RaRa,” produced by Luis de Llano, which ran for more than seven consecutive years. He was nominated best actor by the Academia de Cinematografía for “Chodoguan El tacos de oro,” produced and directed by his father, Alfonso Arau. He founded “La catedral del Rock,” which has been the main platform for many of Mexico’s new Spanish rock groups. Arau made his debut with the musicals “Ni hablar” and “Como veo doy,” and won the “La sonrisa” award granted by the Academia del Humor to the best comedians of the industry in Mexico. He is currently working on his first book, titled “Cocinando con Dios” (Cooking with God). This extraordinary comedian kicked off his national tour with a presentation in Phoenix, Arizona, titled “El Show de Fernando Arau en el famoso teatro Orpheum.” During the standing-room-only performance, the artist drew public acclaim and critical praise for his professionalism and the artistic quality of the show.

Tickets for “El Show de Fernando Arau” are being sold at the theater’s box office, 818-243-2539, and http://alextheater.org/