Comedian Joey Medina (Original Latin Kings of Comedy) at the Brea Improv
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The last date listed for Comedian Joey Medina was Sunday May 27, 2007 / 7:00pm.
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Comedian Joey Medina is a veteran of more than 60 television shows, including A&E’s Evening at the Improv and The Roseanne Show. In 1996, he won the “Master’s Video, Comedian of the Year Award” and he is also rated one of the top ten Latin comedians in the country. In 1998 he released his award-winning comedy album Below the Belt. Joey can also be seen starring in Paramount’s motion picture The Original Latin Kings of Comedy with Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez and Alex Reymundo, and co-stars with actor Danny Trejo and B Real from the rap group Cypress Hill in the upcoming horror film The Devil Inside.
In addition to being the morning show host of one of L.A.‘s hottest radio stations, he is also the creator, host and executive producer of “Latin Palooza,” as well as producer, writer and host of SiTV’s first scripted television show, Circumsized Cinema. Joey is one of the hosts and producers of Loco Comedy Jam, a stand-up comedy show featuring some of the best comedians in the country on Mun 2 television.
His first screenplay, El Matador, in which he made his directorial debut, swept the 8th Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival in 2002 by winning Best Film, Best Director and Best Acting awards. The film is currently available on video and DVD through Maverick Entertainment.
A Puerto Rican who was born and raised in the Bronx, Joey spent most of his teen years perfecting his boxing skills that would one day earn him a shot at the world title. He even held the title of Arizona State Boxing Champion. He went on to spend his early adult years as a police officer before becoming a heavy-hitter in the comedy arena. Joey has headlined almost every major club in the country and has also toured Japan, Korea, Germany, Egypt and Israel, and was proud to perform for the U.S. Armed Forces before wartime in Bosnia, Kuwait and Iraq. He was hand-picked by fellow comedian Paul Rodriguez to join his very successful national comedy tour. In the year 2000 alone, he performed to nearly 100,000 laughing fans.