Sam's Comedy Night:
Steve Trevino "Grandpa Joe's Son" Early Show
Event SummaryComedian Steve Trevino was born in Gregory- Portland, Texas and got started in standup comedy at a young age performing for his family during backyard barbecues, school functions, and had his first professional gig in Corpus Christi at the Harbor Playhouse opening for Carlos Mencia at the age of nineteen. Soon after, Steve was off to Dallas with star in his eyes in pursuit of his career. It was there that his first big road tour came about with the Three Amigos Comedy Tour, featuring Mencia, Pablo Francisco, and the late Freddy Soto, just one of the greats to whom Steve has been compared, a likeness that Steve wears as a badge of honor. He now resides in Hollywood, California living the dream that he has had since childhood, being a standup comedian.
Since moving to California, Steve has been on the road for over a decade headlining comedy clubs across the country. When heâ€™s in Los Angeles, you can catch him at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and The Laugh Factory. Steve was also a writer and acted in several episodes of season one of Mind of Mencia. One of Steveâ€™s biggest gigs was The Doghouse Comedy Jam in San Francisco with names like Dave Attel, Jamie Foxx, and Dave Chappel. He has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops, a cause he whole heartedly supports. Steveâ€™s credits include The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy.TV, Latin Nation, Comedy Central, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, just to name a few.
His credits now include Grandpa Joeâ€™s Son, his first hour long comedy special which premiered on ShowtimeÂ® on October 4th, 2012, filmed at the California Theatre in San Bernardino. This hour long comedy special is truly a career game changer for Steve, after his relentless touring schedule headlining on the national comedy circuit. A testament to the time heâ€™s spent developing material and building a fan base on the road, Steveâ€™s supporters showed up in full force to attend the taping. Fridayâ€™s rush-hour traffic and 100-degree heat in August didnâ€™t prevent his fans from filling the 1,700 seat venue. LOL Comedy Producer and Director Scott Montoya said, â€œSteve killed it and itâ€™s always great to see someone get a well-deserved shot, but more importantly, to deliver on that shot.â€
Jason T. Davis, a Pop Culture blogger with ireadculture.com, explains how Steve strays away from the Latino stereotypes inside his comedy routine, â€œTrevino, a stand-up comic from South Texas, veers away from predictable ethnic references to instead focus on blue-collar, observational humor about life as a member of the working class. Infused with an energy only a guy from Texas could generate, Trevino tells stories of growing up as a kid in a small town, his closeted gay uncle, his new engagement and his dog.â€