CARE TO LAUGH - Los Angeles Premiere
Saturday December 8th - 7:00pm
Hermosa Community Center
710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Reception to follow Live Showcase by comedian Jesus Trejo
AARP Studios presents Care to Laugh, a feature documentary on Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream of becoming a successful comedian while caring for his aging parents.
Jesus' world is flipped upside down when his mother, Adelaida, undergoes emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. Although most aspiring comedians build their careers on the road, Jesus juggles his responsibilities at home in Long Beach with open mics and auditions in the Los Angeles area, often driving more than two hours each way every day. As the pressure of his budding career mounts, the family receives more devastating news: Jesus’ father, Antonio, is diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.
An only child, Jesus becomes his parents’ sole caregiver. Transforming adversity into comedy, he uses his life experience as material for his routine. He continues to reach for his dream while taking over his father’s landscaping business to keep the family afloat. When his set catches the eye of producers at The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jesus may have scored the big break he’s been banking on.
Born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., Jesus was recently named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch 2017. A regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be seen on Adam Devine's House Party, Season 2 of Stand Up & Deliver (NuvoTV), Uproarious (Fuse) and as a recurring cast member on TBS’ sitcom Sullivan & Son. In 2016, Jesus was selected as one of the New Faces of Comedy for the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Director Julie Getz and Comedian Jesus Trejo will join Executive Producer Jeffrey Eagle (Vice President of AARP Studios) for a live Q&A after the film.
For more information on the movie and AARP, click here