"For me, being on stage, making people laugh, smile, & helping them momentarily forget all the unpleasantness in their lives; That isn't a job or a hobby...it's how I stay alive."
b.December 29th, 1993
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At just the very young age of 21, Jayson Acevedo performed in six English speaking stand up comedy showcases in Paris, France as part of his affectionately dubbed "Latino In Paris" Comedy Tour. That same year in August, Acevedo received the opportunity of a lifetime by being invited to perform at the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The same festival at which SNL's Michael Che & The Daily Show's Trevor Noah performed.
Now 23, Acevedo has yet to clean his room. Acevedo continues to perform throughout the city of Chicago at The Second City, Zanies, The World Famous Laugh Factory, The Comedy Bar, The Revival & many other comedy showcases.
As of June 2017, Acevedo is now proudly represented by the Paonessa Talent Agency!
Acevedo was officially chosen as a 2017 Bob Curry Fellow by The Second City.
The Bob Curry Fellowship is a unique fellowship that boasts a rigorous master program for serious minded talent seeking a career in sketch comedy & is only awarded to exceptional talent selected by audition and adjudicated by Second City directors and producers.
He is also one of the original members of the stand up comedy super group, the Martin Luther Kings of Comedy.