Chicana Singer, Actor, Singer, Celesbian
Sandra is a brash, high energy, smart, outrageously funny, Latina comic… and then some! Voted by Latina Magazine as one of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots, Sandra performs to standing room only, sold out comedy shows all over the country. She’ll make you laugh till your face hurts with her frank, no holds barred comedic genius!
Sandra ignites the stage with a powerful and electric performance in 2 Showtime hit comedy specials, THE LATIN DIVAS OF COMEDY (nominated for an Alma Award) and PRIDE: LGBT COMEDY SLAM! hosted by Bruce Vilanch (both available for viewing on Hulu.com). In a time when gays and lesbians in the US are still struggling and fighting for equality, Sandra Valls unapologetically takes the road less travelled, celebrates her sexuality and steps up to the front lines entertaining and educating folks through laughter and plenty of PRIDE! It comes as not surprise that she was voted one of Curve Magazine’s Top 10 funniest lesbian comics and Top 10 faces to watch by Diva Magazine.
Her other television credits include NickMom Night Out (Nickelodeon), Outlaugh Festival, One Night Stand Up (LOGO), Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen (ABC), Habla! (HBO), Que Locos (Galavision), Funny is Funny, Latino 101 (Sitv), BET’s Comic View and countless other tv spots including MTV3’s Quiero mis Quince, and Wanna be Latinos!
Sandra’s hosting credits include La Femme Film Awards, Power UP’s 10 Amazing Gay Women and Men gala, and GLAAD Awards, to name a few. From hosting to touring with the Latin Divas and Queer Queens of Qomedy, and Lezberados with Mimi Gonzalez, to sharing the stage with Eva Longoria at the HBO Comedy Festival, Sandra still finds time to give back to the community by volunteering and producing comedy shows for various causes including benefits/fundraisers for AIDS, sobriety, domestic violence and LGBT rights
The California Senate presented Sandra with a Certificate of Recognition for her relentless support of people in recovery in the LGBT community as exemplified by her leadership in producing “One Gay at a Time", a comedy show that celebrates people in recovery.
Sandra Valls is also an actor, singer (go to videos for a taste) and a published author. Pick up your copy of Out on the Edge: America’s Rebel Comics. A funny and illuminating piece about what it’s like to be a lesbian and a woman of color in the comedy world!
"Valls is as true to her ethnicity as she is to her sexuality; knocking tv audiences on their behinds!"
Always an activist of human rights, Sandra was just recently honored in her hometown of Laredo with the International Woman’s Day Award for being a trailblazer and empowering women, and was chosen by Unidos-National Latino LGBT Human Rights Organization to be part of their prestigious list for Project VISIBLE Latinos LGBT in the USA and PuertoRico: Out in Leadership. GLAAD has honored Sandra’s work with a Special Recognition Award for her groundbreaking achievements in production for promoting fair and accurate representation of the LGBT community in English-speaking Latino television.
Off-Broadway and Las Vegas. In 2001, the girls produced and starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, "Dragapella! Starring the Kinsey Sicks" at New York's legendary Studio 54. That production received a nomination for a Lucille Lortel award (the Off-Broadway Tony) as Best Musical and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Lyrics. In 2006 the girls wowed audiences with a much- coveted extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton. The show was ranked by critics as one of the best shows in Vegas, and heralded by reviewers as "a feast for the eyes, the ears and the funny bone."