Jaime Monroy

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At age 16, Jaime Monroy began his legendary comedy career in 1978 and was discovered at the Comedy Store in Hollywood by his first manager, Sally Marr. Jaime had no idea she was Lenny Bruce's mother or who Lenny Bruce even was? At the time, Jaime got a job as a valet parking cars at the famous Friar’s Club in Beverly Hills and developed his pinpoint timing and his trademark spontaneous adlibs by getting up on stage with comedy legends like Redd Foxx, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Mason,Don Rickles,  Joan Rivers, Steve Allen,George Burns, Charlie Callas, Sammy Shore, Rich Little, Slappy White, Foster Brooks, Jerry Lewis, Rip Taylor, Gary Owens, and the Bob Hope USO Tours, to name a few. Jaime Monroy has opened for more legends in comedy than any other Latino comedian.

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Jaime Monroy is one of America’s established comedians with over 5,000 appearances to his credit in comedy clubs, colleges, Las Vegas casinos, Atlantic City showrooms and concerts across the United States. Jaime Monroy’s star quality, charismatic presence, outrageous sense of humor and quick ad-libs has audiences laughing and always wanting more. Jaime’s spontaneous style weaves together stories, riffing with the audience and observations of American life for big laughs, making him a favorite opening act to the stars!

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"Jaime Monroy is one of the funniest and most

comedians on stage!"
(Gentleman's Quarterly Magazine)
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Jaime Monroy, 16, Friar's Club, Beverly Hills

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Mentor "Uncle Miltie" Milton Berle on stage with his protegé Jaime Monroy​

(LA Times, Valley Edition)

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At age 16, Jaime Monroy began his legendary comedy career in 1978 and was discovered at the                                                                                                                 Comedy Store in Hollywood by his first                                                                                                                 manager, Sally Marr. Jaime had no idea she                                                                                                         was Lenny Bruce's mother or who Lenny Bruce                                                                                                     even was? At the time, Jaime got a job as                                                                                                             a valet parking cars at the famous Friar’s                                                                                                               Club in Beverly Hills and developed his                                                                                                                 pinpoint timing and his trademark                                                                                                                         spontaneous adlibs by getting up on stage                                                                                                           with comedy legends like Redd Foxx, Milton                                                                                                       Berle, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Mason,Don Rickles,                                                                                                     Joan Rivers, Steve Allen,George Burns,                                                                                                                 Charlie Callas, Sammy Shore, Rich Little,                                                                                                               Slappy White, Foster Brooks, Jerry Lewis, Rip                                                                                                       Taylor, Gary Owens, and the Bob Hope USO                                                                                                        Tours, to name a few. Jaime Monroy has                                                                                                                opened for more legends in comedy than                                                                                                             any other Latino comedian.

While serving as a warm-up comedian for NBC’s Golden Girls, a visiting Lucille Ball gave him one of his 
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most memorable compliments, “You’re very funny, you remind me of someone I used to                                  work with a long time ago.” She meant of course, one of Jaime’s idols: Desi Arnaz.                                            Jaime Monroy's television career began on a top 40 music TV show, “Solid Gold”, becoming the                    youngest warm up comedian in television history! “The Warm Up Kid” revved up studio                                    audiences for more than 50 of America’s favorite talk shows, game shows and iconic                                          sitcoms from "Facts of Life", "Cheers" to a taping of Lucille Ball’s last show “Life with                                        Lucy”.

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Jaime is the only comedian to ever open for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson!

America's First Teen Idol Comic!

(Teen Scene Magazine)

Jaime is described by comedians and audiences as a Rock Star comic, like a bolt of energy that few comedians rarely bring to the stage every night! He attracted audiences with his charisma and lightning adlibs. His TEEN IDOL looks and sense of humor created “a frenzy” with audiences packing out comedy club performances working his way up the comedy club circuit with his comedy big brothers and sisters, rising comedy stars Jay Leno, Johnny Dark, Tom Dreesen, The Unknown Comic,                      

Robin Williams, Jenny Jones, Bill Maher, Dennis Miller, Arsenio Hall, Pauly Shore, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Sam Kinison, Sinbad, Rosie O’Donnell, Brad Garrett, Rhonda Shear, Judd Apatow, Paul Feig to name a few. Jaime also opened for legendary comedians, Milton Berle, Jackie Mason, and Joan Rivers. Jaime Monroy was a semi-finalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Comedy Competition Hosted by Jay Leno, and became a top ten finalist in “Comics Take A Stand For MDA”.                   

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                                                                1995, starring in his own sitcom, “South of the Boulevard”, featuring

                                                                 him alongside legendary comedian, TV and movie actor Carl “the Great” Ballantine.


                                                               

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While performing his “Spanish Fly” Tour for Power 106 FM Comedy All-Stars Jaime Monroy’s pilot break came in

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Jaime Monroy was also listed 17th in Hispanic Magazine’s              Top 100 Latino Comedians in America!

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Still in Hollywood's fast lane, Jaime Monroy's Hollywood career accomplishments are legendary! Monroy has moved his comedy act to the Red Carpet! He once opened for the Stars, now he's interviewing the Stars! Jaime Monroy is also in developement of various television and film projects including a fascinating memoir and exciting new LIVE Tour!

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SPECIAL LIVE APPEARANCES WITH COMEDY LEGENDS

"Shared The Stage With Many Of My Favorite Comedians, Great Times!" - Jaime Monroy

Bill Cosby

Bill Dana

Rodney Dangerfield

Phyllis Diller

Redd Foxx

Buddy Hackett

Bob Hope

Jerry Lewis

Rich Little

Jackie Mason

Gary Ownes

Richard Pryor

Don Rickles

Joan Rivers

Sammy Shore

Red Skelton

Rip Taylor

Tim Allen

Louie Anderson

Tom Arnold

Sandra Bernhard

Brett Butler

Jim Carrey

Dana Carvey

Andrew Dice Clay

Dave Coulier

Billy Crystal

Johnny Dark

Tommy Davidson

Gary Mule Deer

Tom Dreesen

Ellen Degeneres

Brad Garrett

Whoopie Goldberg

Eddie Griffin

Arsenio Hall

Argus Hamilton

Robin Harris

Jenny Jones

Sam Kinison

Roberta Kent

Jay Leno

David Letterman

Bill Maher

Howie Mandel

Dennis Miller

Paul Mooney

Eddie Murphy

Kevin Nealon

Rosie O’Donnell

Rick Overton

Kevin Pollack

Rita Rudner

Bob Saget

Robert Schimmel

Jerry Seinfeld

Gary Shandling

Rhonda Shear

Pauly Shore

Wil Shriner

Sinbad 

Yakov Smirnoff

Skip Stevenson

Robert Townsend

Fred Travalena

Unknown Comic

George Wallace

Jimmy J.J. Walker

Slappy White

Jonathan Winters

Henry Youngman

Damon Wayans

Keenen Wayans

Lotus Weinstock

Harland Williams

Robin Williams

Steve Allen

Lucille Ball

Carl Ballatine

Milton Berle

Foster Brooks

George Burns

Red Buttons

Sid Caesar

Charlie Callas

George Carlin

Pat Collins “Hip Hypnotist”

Jaime Monroy is one of America’s established comedians with over 5,000 appearances in comedy clubs, colleges, Las Vegas casinos, Atlantic City showrooms, and concerts across the United States. Jaime began making his own breaks in Hollywood parking cars at the legendary Friar’s Club in Beverly Hills at age 16. He was mentored by Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and “Uncle Miltie” Milton Berle. He opened for more legends in comedy that any other Latino. Coming soon, Jaime Monroy's stand up comedy special, indie films, and New LIVE tour to follow!

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While serving as a warm-up comedian for NBC’s Golden Girls, a visiting Lucille Ball gave him one of his most memorable compliments, “You’re very funny, you remind me of someone I used to work with a long time ago.” She meant of course, one of Jaime’s idols: Desi Arnaz. Jaime Monroy's television career began on a top 40 music TV show, “Solid Gold”, becoming the youngest warm up comedian in television history! “The Warm Up Kid” revved up studio audiences for more than 50 of America’s favorite talk shows, game shows and iconic sitcoms from "Facts of Life", "Cheers" to a taping of Lucille Ball’s last show “Life with Lucy”.

 

 

While performing his “Spanish Fly” Tour for Power 106 FM Comedy All-Stars Jaime Monroy’s pilot break came in  1995, starring in his own sitcom, “South of the Boulevard”, featuring him alongside legendary comedian, TV and movie actor Carl “the Great” Ballantine.

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Jaime Monroy

“Jaime Monroy's Funny, spontaneous style and incredible energy

 make him a Superstar Comedian!"

                          -What's on! Vegas Magazine, Sam Destefano

“Jaime Monroy is Hip, Cool, and Funny."

                                            -Mark Shriver, Chicago Tribune

“Jaime Monroy defrosts the Saturday night crowds up to the edge of outrageous, flashing his smile and leaves the audience wanting more!"

-Patricia Ward Bierdman, LA Times

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