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The Ice House Main Room
24 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
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“I didn’t know we were poor. I would just walk around saying, ‘Man, my mom is stingy.’” —Willie Barcena


Born in Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles, Latino comic Willie Barcena began his comedy career six years ago. Willie always knew he wanted to work with people, but he just didn’t know how.

Always the class clown and entertainer, he decided to try his hand at comedy. He took a chance on open mic night at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and has never looked back.

Willie’s comedy is rich with his stories of his humble beginnings in East L.A.:

“Tito was always trying to get me to join a gang. Tito, with two black eyes, arm in a sling and crutches saying, ‘Hey, Willie, Homes, why don’t you join the gang You get protection’.”

Willie has appeared on Moesha and The Tonight Show, and is a regular at the Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.