Yo quiero Carlos Alazraqui

“Criminals are the vomit of society and we are the sawdust."—Officer James Garcia, <i>Reno 911!</i>

“Criminals are the vomit of society and we are the sawdust."—Officer James Garcia, Reno 911!

Carlos Alazraqui may be easily recognizable as the racist Mexican Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s Reno 911!, but he contributed his voice-acting expertise to another famous Mexican: the Taco Bell Chihuahua.

No kidding. The commercials that spawned many late-night declarations of “Yo quiero Taco Bell” gained popularity in part because of Alazraqui’s unforgettable Mexican accent. Well, paired with that adorable Chihuahua, how could you say no to a Mexican pizza?

Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Meleán of MadTV will appear at Sac State for a free comedy show Wednesday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Alazraqui, a Sac State alumni, has given speech to a slew of characters, including Monroe in The Life & Times of Juniper Lee, Rocko of Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life, Lazlo on Camp Lazlo, Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s Fairly OddParents and a penguin in the animated film Happy Feet. He also starred in his own half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central, is in development on several of his own series and performs stand-up on a regular basis.

Meleán will open the show. She is the first Latina cast member for Fox’s MadTV and is most known for her dead-on impressions of Drew Barrymore and Britney Spears. Meleán also played “Margaret the bus driver” on several episodes of Reno 911! alongside Alazraqui.

Admission is free. For more information, visit www.csus.edu/union/unique.