Jerry Carrillo is a Man on a Mission! He’s known as El Chicano, Jerry Love, or quite simply, Jerry. It all depends on where his comedy takes him! At the tender age of 4, a precocious and talented Carillo began regaling his most supportive fan, his grandmother. He’d entertain his Abuela with a daily round of hilarious yet mildly “adult” humor only a child as inquisitive and creative as Jerry could memorize, repeat and deliver with the timing of professional performers. Still, it took some time for Jerry to be officially bitten by the comedy bug!
He spent years cultivating a persona as a quintessential entertainer, remaining true to his Latin roots. Unsatisfied with the prospect of being regular at anything, Jerry set his sights high. He was determined to become a renaissance man. And that he did. He mastered acting, dancing and producing everything from Christmas shows to revivals. Jerry soon discovered his talents could take him even further. It took one open mic and a standing ovation to place him on a steady course toward becoming one of comedy’s most gifted artists. He’s never looked back.
Jerry’s passion drives him; his unorthodox influences inspire him. He learned strength, commitment, savvy, and business acumen from “street entrepreneurs” that evaded the law and obeyed their own rules. He voraciously consumed a wealth of invaluable lessons that boosted his confidence and allowed him to nimbly navigate the entertainment industry. His true power however comes from his father, who spared no pound of flesh to become the man his son could admire. The results: Jerry is the most well- rounded, precise, clever comic to grace the stage. Audiences applaud his versatility and his back arching hilarity. He projects what most of us think about, but never say, and he is always spot on. His keen sense of observation and attention to the acute details of everyday life makes him the laugh out loud, uninhibited voice of the people. He works tirelessly to balance the positive and negative aspects of comedy, swinging the pendulum decisively to the more appealing optimistic side.
His career has taken him to the stage of “Last Comic Standing” in front of the cameras for commercials including top companies like Wal-Mart, and clubs and colleges across the country. Despite his success, he remains true to himself, his family, colleagues, fans and his love of comedy.
Jerry Carrillo strives to be a comedy and entertainment innovator. He is well on his way.