Mega TV to debut "El Vacilon" comedy variety show


Spanish Broadcasting System announced that its television division, Mega TV, will premiere “El Vacilon”, a new comedic variety show which will be produced by Mega Films. The debut of “El Vacilon” will be on Saturday, March 6 (9 pm ET, 8 pm CT, and 10 pm PT).

“El Vacilon”, is a globally recognized brand that has been adapted for television in high definition by Agustin. The show will include musical numbers, sketch comedy, the original animated series “Rice & Bean”, and the participation of: Sarahi Diaz, who is a schooled professional in theatre and film and will showcase her talent in drama, comedy, and improvisation; Casper Martinez, who first appeared on screen in Prison Song and who had important roles in Carlito’s Way – Rise to Power and El Vacilon – The Movie; Yamil Piedra, who appeared on Last Comic Standing, Boston Legal, and Las Vegas and is part of the award winning comedy duo, “A Pair of Nuts”; Alvaro Ruiz, a veteran of film, theatre and television who began his career in his native Colombia over 30 years ago, and lastly Johnny Trabanco, the other half of the comedy duo “A Pair of Nuts,” which has garnered millions of on-line video hits and were featured on Last Call with Carson Daly.

“I am very pleased with the opportunity that the Spanish Broadcasting System family has given me to present this comedy to Mega TV and to thousands of Hispanic households,” said Agustin, Creative and Managing Director of the Mega Films Division. “I am sure that the talent of these great actors will appeal to the audience and that the fresh and innovative format of ‘El Vacilon’ will be a platform for many artists and Hispanic talent of the United States,” he added.

This season’s invited guests include personalities such as: Luis Guzman, Wilmer Valderrama, Tony Plana, Elvis Crespo, Zion y Lennox, Jose Luis Rodriguez (“El Puma”), Steven Bauer, WWE’s Rey Misterio and many more. El Vacilon is executive produced by Nick Reed and Phillip B. Goldfine, created by Agustin and produced by Armando Castro III and Casper Martinez from Mega Films and Duende Media, respectively.