Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Artist Talk and some Stand-Up Storytelling with writer, performer, and stand-up comedian, Baruch Porras-Hernandez! Baruch (@baruchporrashernandez) discussed the creation of the We Can Be Heroes project, talked about his collaborators, and read some excerpts from the script, soon to be transformed into a graphic novel! Find out who his favorite Latino superheroes are and chat about queer superheroes. Baruch also performed some comedy from his solo show “Love in the Time of Pinatas.”

Did you miss Baruch’s performance? Visit Stories from La Sala: Baruch Porras Hernandez on Facebook to see the video. 

Meet Baruch

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, stand up comedian, illustrator, and the author of the small poetry collections “I Miss You, Delicate,” and “Lovers of the Deep Fried Circle,” both from Sibling Rivalry Press. His solo show, “Love in the Time of Piñatas,” got a clapping
man from the SF Chronicle, and fed the “Baruchador” donut that Dynamo Donuts named after him to sold-out houses at Epic Party Theatre in December of 2019.

He is the creator of Tiny Baruch online comic and touring show. (Follow Tiny Baruch’s adventures on Instagram.) He’s a two-time winner of Literary Death Match, part of the legendary west-coast Sister Spit queer poetry tour in 2019, is a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry and Playwriting, and was a resident artist at The Ground Floor fellowship at Berkeley Rep.

He has performed poetry and comedy all over North America, from dive bars to fancy theatres, a cave once, and even SF SketchFest. He is the founder of Donde Esta Mi Gente? Performance Series that has been showcasing the voices of Latin American writers and performers, since 2014, and is a regular host for KQED, and LitQuake shows. He was born in Toluca, Mexico, and lives in San Francisco.

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