They say the best comedy comes from pain. While that might be a point of debate, it’s working lately for Jerry Rocha. “The last time I was in Cincinnati,” he says, “I had just gotten out of the worst relationship I had ever been in. I finally found a way to take all that misery and pain I was going through and make it funny.” That lemonade landed him in the semifinals of this past summer’s Last Comic Standing. “It was a lot of fun,” he says.
The exposure has helped him gain new fans that come to hear him talk about life’s absurdities, as well as more personal aspects of his life. He has a fresh new perspective on the absurd having moved from Dallas to Los Angeles two years ago. “Traffic sucks,” he says, “and there are a lot of violent Mexicans, but I come from a family of violent Mexicans, so that doesn’t really bother me that much.”
Rocha performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas in Montgomery’s Festival Market Place. $8-$12.
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