Steve Trevino has never really held a day job. The closest he came to having one was when he worked at the Dallas Improv as a doorman. Of course, he was also performing there. His career took a turn upward when Carlos Mencia came to town. “I begged to open for him and he said yes,” says Trevino. The two remain friends, but Trevino doesn’t see much of his old mentor
. “I think he still views me as a little brother type, and I’m not to be treated that way anymore, so it’s kind of a weird relationship.” Shortly after moving to California, he toured with Freddie Soto and Pablo Francisco on the Three Amigos Comedy Tour where he gained further attention. “Nobody talks to me in Hollywood ever,” he tells audiences, “unless they want to give me their opinions. I’ll be in the grocery store and they’ll say ‘you need to eat organic.’ I would if I could afford an $8 tomato. For now, I’ll deal with the pesticides.” Through Sunday, Oct. 28. $15-$17. The Funny Bone on the Levee, Newport. 859-957-2000, funnyboneonthelevee.com.