Comedian Willie Barcena, a 18-year comedy veteran, never shies away from a challenge. He just completed a two year run with The Morning Show on KSFM 102.5 Sacramento. During that time The Morning Show shot to the number one spot in this highly competitive market.
Willie’s talent has garnered him 10 appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Jay even invited Willie to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. Barcena helped provide much-needed laughter to that part of the world.
Willie’s numerous jobs prepared him for his comedy career. His security guard, plumber, roofer, and limo driver gigs gave him a background for his humor about everyday life. After 12 years of stand-up road work Willie is now ready for new challenges. He has written and performed a one-man show entitled “Cry Like a Man.” This highly acclaimed performance demonstrates the struggle of a blue-collar comic in today’s society.
In addition to being a comedy road warrior, Willie has appeared on many TV shows including: “Moesha,” “The Wayans Brothers,” and he was chosen to be the host of the popular Si-Tv production “Latino Laugh Festival – The Show.”
He’s also made multiple appearances on tours such as “Que Locos,” “Latino Laugh Festival,” “Montreal’s Just for Laughs,” and “Crown Royal Latin All Stars Comedy Explosion.” Most recently, Willie had his one hour Comedy Central which was received with raved reviews.
Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh. After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!
Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since. Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.
With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.
His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called Richard Villa: Performing This Way.
Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.
In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.
Paula’s performances are hysterically dark... Her voice and delivery are undeniably strong and crass, not your average female or comic. It’s the unexpected truths along with her delivery that are hilarious. You might’ve seen her on “Last Comic Standing” giving hell to the judges or her recent comedic appearances on Nick@Nite and TV Guide network bashing pregnant teens and reality shows. Not one adverse to writing or performing “blue comedy” she’s appeared on Showtime’s Full Frontal Comedy and HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Paula’s talented stand-up delivery had her headlining on the 2012 “Just for Laughs” Montreal Festival Nasty Show as well as the off-season “clean” tours throughout Canada. As a successful crossover act, Paula has recently taped BET 2013. Her numerous credits also include 'The View" and "Comics Unleashed."
Only six years into her stand-up career, she performed on “The Tonight Show.” Headlining in clubs across the country, Paula’s numerous television appearances and writing style make her one of the most unique female comics performing today.
Edwin San Juan, an “original” Los Angeles based comedian, is well received from multicultural audiences of all ages with his laid back style on stage, his quick punchlines and hilarious stories he keeps every audience roaring both internationally and at home!
He has entertained our troops with the ‘Around the World in Eight Days’ USO campaign and has appeared on multiple Showtime Comedy Specials such as ‘Edwin San Juan presents Pacific Rim Comedy’ where he serves as creator and executive producer showcasing some of the funniest Asian comedians out today! He also appeared on ’Comics without Borders’ and ‘The Payaso Comedy Slam’ which reached over a million hits on youtube making it one of the most requested clips amongst comedy fans around the world!
Edwin has made several television appearances on multiple networks such as Comedy Central, ABC, UPN, NBC, BET and Si TV. His appearances include ‘Live at Gotham’, ‘Live from Hollywood’, ‘Comic View’, ‘Que Locos’, ‘Loco Comedy Jam’, ‘Latino 101′, ‘Latino Laugh Festival’, ‘Inside Joke’, 'Destination Stardom’ and he reigned as the grand champion of the ‘Talent Agency’ with 9 consecutive victories.
Edwin is one of the most requested comedians out today! Be on the look out for this rising star’s soon to be released one hour special and his first movie venture, the hilarious comedy “I’m Not Like That No More” co-starring Paul Rodriguez and Felipe Esparza!