DEADLINE: Aida Rodriguez’s new HBO Max comedy special Fighting Words will take viewers on a journey that extends beyond the stage and into her personal life with a travel diary as she faces her past in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The one-hour special is directed by Emmy-nominated cinematographer Nadia Hallgren
(Becoming) and multiple SXSW Film Festival Jury Award winner Kristian Mercado (Pa’Lante). The travel documentary will conclude the special following Rodriguez as she reunites with her estranged father and how she pays it forward by supporting up-and-coming comedians.
The special is executive produced by Rodriguez, Michelle Caputo, and Shannon Hartman for Art & Industry.
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