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Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

Part comedy, part social commentary, host Jesus Trejo embarks on a journey across America meeting with six rising comedians who explore the mosaic of our nation through the lens of stand-up comedy.

Sierra Katow

25m 25s

In Los Angeles, Jesus Trejo embraces the hometown vibe, teaming up with multi-hyphenate comedian Sierra Katow. A fourth-generation Chinese and Japanese American, with deep L.A. roots, Sierra shows Jesus a side of the city he’s never seen before.

Episodes

  • Sierra Katow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sierra Katow

    S1 E6 - 25m 25s

    In Los Angeles, Jesus Trejo embraces the hometown vibe, teaming up with multi-hyphenate comedian Sierra Katow. A fourth-generation Chinese and Japanese American, with deep L.A. roots, Sierra shows Jesus a side of the city he’s never seen before.

  • Adam Pasi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Adam Pasi

    S1 E5 - 25m 26s

    In Portland, Oregon, Jesus meets with Samoan comedian, Adam Pasi. Voted Portland’s funniest comic twice, Adam takes Jesus behind the scenes, showcasing the grind it takes to become a successful comic.

  • Tatanka Means: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tatanka Means

    S1 E4 - 25m 25s

    Exploring Chinle, Arizona, Jesus Trejo connects with Native American comic and actor Tatanka Means. Tatanka delves into his upbringing on the reservation, using humor to illuminate the enduring challenges faced by Indigenous communities nationwide.

  • Eeland Stribling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eeland Stribling

    S1 E3 - 25m 25s

    Jesus Trejo travels to Denver to meet a comic whose life on the river is as important as his life on stage. Eeland Stribling strives to find true life balance in the outdoors of Colorado where he often calls on his experience as a wildlife biologist.

  • Vanessa Gonzalez: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    S1 E2 - 25m 25s

    Jesus Trejo follows Austin-based rising comedian Vanessa Gonzalez on a Texan adventure back to her hometown of Laredo. Vanessa shares the humor of her childhood as the daughter of first-generation, Mexican American border patrol agents.

  • Ali Sultan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ali Sultan

    S1 E1 - 25m 25s

    In Minneapolis, Jesus Trejo meets Yemeni comedian Ali Sultan. Ali opens up about his mental health struggles, weaving humor and vulnerability into a narrative of resilience and self-discovery, highlighting how comedy has helped his well-being.

Extras + Features

  • Generations of Humor: Sierra Katow's Comedy Roots: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Generations of Humor: Sierra Katow's Comedy Roots

    S1 E6 - 2m 11s

    Comedian Sierra Katow, alongside her supportive parents, reflects on her comedic journey with host Jesus Trejo. They discuss Sierra's upbringing, her family's influence on her sense of humor, and their unwavering support for her career in comedy, highlighting the role of familial encouragement in her success.

  • Breaking Taboos: Racism and Comedy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Breaking Taboos: Racism and Comedy

    S1 E6 - 2m 24s

    Comedian Sierra Katow and host Jesus Trejo discuss incorporating racism into comedy, sharing anecdotes and reflecting on humor's role in addressing social issues. They explore crafting jokes that balance humor and commentary, acknowledging comedians' responsibility to address racism thoughtfully.

  • Sierra Katow Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sierra Katow Preview

    S1 E6 - 30s

    In Los Angeles, Jesus Trejo embraces the hometown vibe, teaming up with multi-hyphenate comedian Sierra Katow. A fourth-generation Chinese and Japanese American, with deep L.A. roots, Sierra shows Jesus a side of the city he’s never seen before.

  • Comedy Kinship: Adam Pasi Embraces His Samoan Roots: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Comedy Kinship: Adam Pasi Embraces His Samoan Roots

    S1 E5 - 3m 2s

    Adam Pasi shares laughs and insights as he embraces his Samoan heritage with the guidance of new friend and actual cousin, Leo. Their heartwarming exchange delves into the significance of cultural connection in comedy, showcasing how mutual support and shared experiences shape their journey in the stand-up circuit while shedding light on the importance of cultural identity and representation.

  • Samoan Stand-Up: Exploring Identity with Adam Pasi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Samoan Stand-Up: Exploring Identity with Adam Pasi

    S1 E5 - 1m 58s

    Adam Pasi delivers a riotous performance spotlighting his Samoan identity, weaving anecdotes about family dynamics, cultural quirks, and amusing encounters on stage. After the show, Adam discusses his performance–and some of his more edgy jokes–backstage with his parents, who were part of the audience.

  • Adam Pasi Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Adam Pasi Preview

    S1 E5 - 30s

    In Portland, Oregon, Jesus meets with Samoan comedian, Adam Pasi. Voted Portland’s funniest comic twice, Adam takes Jesus behind the scenes, showcasing the grind it takes to become a successful comic.

  • Tatanka Means Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tatanka Means Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Exploring Chinle, Arizona, Jesus Trejo connects with Native American comic and actor Tatanka Means. Tatanka delves into his upbringing on the reservation, using humor to illuminate the enduring challenges faced by Indigenous communities nationwide.

  • Tatanka's Journey: From the Ring to the Stage: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tatanka's Journey: From the Ring to the Stage

    S1 E4 - 3m 34s

    Comedian Tatanka Means revisits his roots at the Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym, reflecting on how the mental toughness cultivated through boxing informs his stand-up comedy career. As he trains and jokes with Jesus Trejo and coach Johnny Bahe, Tatanka shares insights on perseverance, resilience, and the importance of laughter in Native culture.

  • Ancestral Connections: Comedy and Cultural Education: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ancestral Connections: Comedy and Cultural Education

    S1 E4 - 2m 1s

    Tatanka Means and Jesus Trejo explore the significance of connecting with their ancestry while engaging in lighthearted banter about cultural misconceptions. Tatanka reveals how his comedy act can serve as an educational vehicle to challenge stereotypes and inform audiences better about Native American history and culture.

  • Eeland Stribling Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eeland Stribling Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Jesus Trejo travels to Denver to meet a comic whose life on the river is as important as his life on stage. Eeland Stribling strives to find true life balance in the outdoors of Colorado where he often calls on his experience as a wildlife biologist.

  • Fishing for Laughs: A Comedy Adventure with Jesus & Eeland: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fishing for Laughs: A Comedy Adventure with Jesus & Eeland

    S1 E3 - 1m 56s

    Jesus Trejo joins comedian Eeland Stribling for a humorous fishing excursion, exploring the challenges of integrating a beloved hobby into stand-up comedy while navigating the thrills and mishaps of a fishing adventure, resulting in unexpected laughs and fish-catching success.

  • River Rescue: Eeland on Comedy, Conservation & Community: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    River Rescue: Eeland on Comedy, Conservation & Community

    S1 E3 - 2m 31s

    Jesus Trejo and comedian Eeland Stribling team up for a community cleanup along the South Platte River, where they engage local volunteers in environmental stewardship. As they collect trash, they share insights on the importance of conservation efforts and how it intersects with their personal lives and stand-up comedy.

Schedule

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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Ali Sultan

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Yemeni comic Ali Sultan opens up about his mental health struggles and how comedy helped his well-being.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Ali Sultan

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Yemeni comic Ali Sultan opens up about his mental health struggles and how comedy helped his well-being.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Friday
    Jun 21

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Ali Sultan

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    30 Minutes

    Yemeni comic Ali Sultan opens up about his mental health struggles and how comedy helped his well-being.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Ali Sultan

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    30 Minutes

    Yemeni comic Ali Sultan opens up about his mental health struggles and how comedy helped his well-being.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Ali Sultan

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Yemeni comic Ali Sultan opens up about his mental health struggles and how comedy helped his well-being.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Ali Sultan

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Yemeni comic Ali Sultan opens up about his mental health struggles and how comedy helped his well-being.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Vanessa Gonzalez

    Monday
    Jun 24

    30 Minutes

    Comic Vanessa Gonzalez ventures to her hometown of Laredo, Texas, to talk about her childhood growing up as the daughter of Mexican American border patrol agents.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Eeland Stribling

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Environmental biologist and comic Eeland Stribling strives to find true life balance in the outdoors of Colorado.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Eeland Stribling

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Environmental biologist and comic Eeland Stribling strives to find true life balance in the outdoors of Colorado.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Tatanka Means

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Native American comic and actor Tatanka Means delves into his upbringing on the reservation, using humor to illustrate the challenges faced by Indigenous communities nationwide.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Tatanka Means

    Friday
    Jun 28

    30 Minutes

    Native American comic and actor Tatanka Means delves into his upbringing on the reservation, using humor to illustrate the challenges faced by Indigenous communities nationwide.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Eeland Stribling

    Saturday
    Jun 29

    30 Minutes

    Environmental biologist and comic Eeland Stribling strives to find true life balance in the outdoors of Colorado.
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    Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

    Tatanka Means

    Saturday
    Jun 29

    30 Minutes

    Native American comic and actor Tatanka Means delves into his upbringing on the reservation, using humor to illustrate the challenges faced by Indigenous communities nationwide.

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