“My dream is to fill the Stockton Arena… better yet to have the Astrodome in Huston Texas full,” shared Thuggdork, also known as Reggie Galindo, Stockton based comedian.
Audiences at the Stockton Civic, the Bob Hope, Weber Point and the Empire Theatre have learned that as Thuggdork approaches the stage, they are going to enjoy more than stand-up comedy, “the stage is set-up for a full production that includes animating the characters, with lighting and sounds that augments the experience,” he explained how his preparation includes a detailed analysis of posture, timing, and ambiance.
Thuggdork defines his style as organic Latin comedy; a style that allows a natural flow of jokes for him to ride the laughs of his audience with a guideline flexible for him to impromptu. “When I’m on stage, or off stage, I focus on one thing… to make people laugh.” However, Thuggdork believes that he should not have been a comedian; “my tattoos are from my rough background growing in Stockton.”
Galindo was born and raised in Stockton, “I am indigenous [native] from el barrio,” an experience that allows him to be authentic on stage following his understanding of the life style of his audience, “When I joke, I joke about every day issues, [including] love, children, infidelity, drugs, everything…” Thuggdork evaluates his show as high energy. “I keep people on the edge every minute of the show.”
In Stockton and its surrounding neighborhoods Thuggdork is already making a movement, young adults are wearing shirts, and bracelets that read “Thuggdork movement”. “Too many Latinos feel obligated to respond to the violent activity surrounding them, Thuggdork is a movement that offers a way to leave everything aside and enjoy a good laughter about situations,” added Galindo. “My contribution to society is laughter.”
In the past few years Thuggdork has offered two shows a year, an opportunity for his audience to experience a set of new laughs every time they see him. His new show is scheduled for April 28th at the Stockton’s Empire Theatre.