U.S. Congress to recognize two Venezuelan comedians
The tribute will be given to the 40 most influential people of the Hispanic community in the country for the Hispanic Heritage Month.
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When it comes to comedy, the recognition of Venezuelan comedians Nelly Pujols and David Comedia by Congress is a long time coming.
"It is a time to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Hispanic community. Hispanic heritage is a fundamental part of American history. All of our stories are intertwined from the beginnings of our nation to today," read a letter sent by Congress to the honorees ahead of their recognitino.
Nelly shared her excitement with all of her followers with a post on Instagram.
"Grateful to God for so much. This Sept. 29 we will be at the Capitol of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. receiving this recognition during Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. I carry with me the pride of being Venezuelan!" Pujols wrote.
For his part, David also shared his happiness with his followers.
"The biggest prize is when people value what you do. On Sept. 29, I will receive an award because I was selected among the 40 most influential people in the Hispanic community. When they called me for this, I couldn't believe it. Thank you God, and to all the people who have supported me in my career. This is priceless for me," he wrote.
Both comedians will receive their awards on Sept. 29 at the U.S. Capitol. The awards are held as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long federal recognition used to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Latino community in the United States.