Al Madrigal

Half Like Me

Al Madrigal, the Daily Show writer who appears as the show’s “Señor Latino Correspondent,” was born to a Mexican father.

He also drives a Prius, lives in a cul-de-sac, and sends his kids to private school.

“There’s nothing whiter than that,” says Madrigal (full name: Alessandro Liborio Madrigal.)

So—prompted by a family reunion—Al decided to make up for those years spent assimilating by embarking on a quest to embrace his Latino side. Watch as he:

  • gets a lesson in pronouncing his own name from Univision’s Jorge Ramos, the “godfather of all Mexicans”
  • goes back to school to learn Spanish… from American elementary school kids
  • debates immigration policy with the leader of a border watchdog group
  • hits the mosh pit with Latino punks in South Central and worse.