Comedy, Culture, and Cuisine with guest Jesus Trejo

The Guy Behind PBS’ “Roots of Comedy”: Jesus Trejo 

Los Angeles, CA (July 2, 2024): Renowned comedian Jesus Trejo delves into the rich tapestry of comedy history in a captivating episode of the Hollywood at Home podcast this week. From his early days at The Comedy Store to sharing the spotlight with icons like Jeff Ross, Joe Rogan, and Whitney Cummings, Trejo offers up the best backstage anecdotes and an exclusive glimpse into his new PBS series, “Roots of Comedy.”

Named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Trejo shares behind-the-scenes stories from his roles in Netflix’s “Mr. Iglesias” and Hulu’s “This Fool.” 

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Highlights from the episode include Trejo’s experiences:

Collaborating with Roastmaster General Jeff Ross: “Working with Jeff Ross was an honor. His mastery of roasting and comedic timing is unparalleled.”

Reflections from The Comedy Store: “Wearing the iconic Comedy Store shirt was a rite of passage. It connected me with mentors like Whitney Cummings and Joe Rogan, who shaped my career.”

Lessons from the legendary Joe Rogan: “Hosting shows for Joe Rogan taught me invaluable lessons in stage presence and audience engagement.”

Insights from the writers’ room: “Creating comedy alongside talented writers on ‘This Fool’ was a collaborative joy.”

Performing on “Mr. Iglesias”: “Being part of a live audience sitcom like ‘Mr. Iglesias’ was exhilarating. It’s the closest experience to stand-up with instant audience feedback.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at .

Previous guests include Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alfre Woodard (“Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Emily Swallow (“The Mandalorian”), Reid Scott (“Veep”), Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Chasing Amy”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”), Jim Gaffigan (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”), Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Michael Imperioli (“The Sorpanos”), Arian Moayed (“Succession), Jason Isaacs (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Harry Potter”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Big Shot”), The Creative Coalition President and actor Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers,” “iCarly”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria), and Paul Scheer (“The League,” “Black Monday”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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