Dominican model/actress Rosa Acosta is known for her amazing body and charming personality. Now as host of Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark, a new online stand-up show that begins in July, Rosa is learning what it takes to make guys laugh, instead of beg.
Rule #1: Have An Accent
No, I’m not funny. My accent alone is funny. Even when I try to say something serious, people think I’m joking. It’s sounds funny now because of the comedy show, but in real life, it’s something I’m working on. What if I’m trying to fight with my boyfriend, but it sounds like I’m just joking?
Rule #2: Being Latino Doesn’t Hurt
Who’s my favorite comedian on the show? Hmm. I don’t want to make anybody jealous. I love all of them. Some of them I like more. Some of the Spanish comedians have an accent and they make jokes about having a Puerto Rican or Spanish grandma. So I can relate to that. So I’ll probably pick the Latinos. All the Latinos are my favorite.
Rule #3: Bullies Aren’t Funny
Some comedians can only make a joke if they’re making fun of somebody. I don’t think that’s funny. If you want to make fun of yourself? That’s cool. You want to make fun of situations? That’s cool. But actually picking on somebody? I don’t think that’s comedy. Anyone can do that. We all have the potential to be haters and make fun of somebody. And that’s one of things that is different about this show. It’s pure comedy. It wasn’t about picking on people. There was no disrespect. And I love that. Some of the comedians are very spicy. But I’m comfortable with spicy.
Rule #4: Don’t Try
I like funny guys. But the funny guy has to be spontaneous and very natural. Some guys try too hard to make you laugh. I don’t like that. If you’re naturally funny, I’ll take that. I’d rather have a serious guy than a guy who is trying to be funny.