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Steve Trevino: Steve Trevino was born in Gregory-Portland, Texas and got started in stand-up comedy when he told jokes in his 2nd grade talent show. At a young age he was performing anywhere he could, from backyard barbecues to school functions. Trevino had his first professional gig in Corpus Christi at the Harbor Playhouse opening for Carlos Mencia at the age of nineteen.
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Soon after, Steve was off to Dallas with stars in his eyes in pursuit of his career and got a job as a door man at the Addison Improv in order to garner stage time. He quickly earned his stripes to become the house MC, opening up for big acts traveling through the club who encouraged him to bite the bullet and move to Los Angeles. His first big road tour came about with the Three Amigos Comedy Tour, featuring Mencia, Pablo Francisco, and the late Freddy Soto, just one of the greats to whom Steve has been compared, a likeness that Steve wears as a badge of honor. Coming off rave reviews he went on to become one of the youngest comedians ever to headline the Improv Comedy Club and continues to be a top draw.
Steve performed in Spanish on Despierta America on Univsion. He is a regular doing short sketches and man on the street for the syndicated program American Latino. He has appeared on The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy.TV, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, BET Comic View and Que Locos. He’s become a staple at large events such as the Latino Laugh Festival, New Faces at Just For Laughs in Montreal and the Doghouse Comedy Jam in San Francisco. Steve was also a writer for and appeared on the Mind Of Mencia.
Recently, Steve was featured in the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival along with comic greats Jay Mohr, Rita Rudner, Tommy Chong and Bill Bellamy. His first hour-long special was filmed during the festival and premiered on Showtime® in October 2012 placing in the Top 20 of the Nielsen Media Research Ratings. Showtime® raved saying, “Though Trevino may seem as American as any Texan can be, his distinctive stories of finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in Corpus Christi to living his dream in Hollywood make for a comedy brand that is all his own.”
Steve is currently developing a ½ hour scripted comedy show about his life. He resides in Los Angeles and performs in comedy clubs throughout the country. He has several tour dates on the calendar, which can be seen on his website stevetrevino.com and is working on his 2nd 1hr comedy special to film in fall of 2013.
Rick Martinez: If you don't know who Rick Martinez is you are staying home way too much. Mr. "Spicy Latino Nights" was born in the Bronx, New York, and quickly moved back to Bayamon, Puerto Rico. When he was about to start high school, he returned to the east coast in New Jersey for three years where he was a baseball standout, was awarded the "Charlie Hustle" award in basketball, and lettered in football, not to mention his boxing at PAL (Pol...ice Athletic League) for three years. For his senior year he moved to Las Vegas where he switched from athletics to theatrical plays. There, Rick achieved school wide recognition for the lead roles in plays such as "Night of January 16th," "Baker's Play," and even played Danny in "Grease," (minus the singing). After graduating from high school, his first taste of the comedy game was at the Tropicana Casino. He heard they were having a contest and it was called the "#1 Fool in Vegas" where he was the runner up. At that moment, Rick knew there was more to come. The diversity he possesses to be able to do different sports and his background in theater reflects on his comedy, that range from a clean set to "R" rated comedy, a few years later Rick Martinez felt like he was ready for Hollywood. He arrived in Los Angeles in 2002, and right away started making waves in the comedy game performing at all the major Improv's and local comedy clubs. His very first appearance as a "rookie" comic was at the "Ha Ha Café" in North Hollywood where he achieved great success. He quickly gained the reputation of the funny man and was getting booked for shows across the nation from Los Angeles to back home in New Jersey. Rick was moving on up on the Westside. After one year, Rick was tired of doing guest spots over here and over there. Rick felt like Latino comedy was not getting the appreciation it deserved. He branched out to start "Spicy Latino Nights" at the Hollywood Improv and after 8 months in Hollywood he moved the show out to Ontario. Going on his seventh year doing comedy Rick is making even more moves to stardom. Rick is currently working on the movie "Lean like a Cholo" based on the hit song "Lean like a Cholo." Rick has also appeared in the independent film "Up Against the Eight Ball" which was included at the NY Film Festival, as well as many other film festivals. Rick also surfaced on VH1's "When Comics Ruled the World" and created "Latin Knights" which is a collaboration of the hottest Latin comics in the industry.