Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jose Raymond and I am a comedian based in Los Angeles, California. Originally born in Mexico and raised in Watts, but I’m also lucky enough to call Maui, Hawaii my home town. I had the honor of creating the comedy scene back in Maui, but soon after, saw bigger dreams for myself. I left Maui during the year of 2014 to pursue my passion for comedy. Since then, I am proud to announce that I am a regular featuring comedian for a week of shows at a time at the LA Comedy Club and V Theater in Las Vegas, have received numerous awards for stand-up comedy and have headlined for a variety of different comedians all over the United States.
I have been recognized as the Funniest Comedian in LA (Headliner Category) at the Pasadena Ice House in 2017. Some of my most recent accomplishments include being a finalist at the “HaHa Café” comedy contest in 2014, being awarded 1st place at one of J. Anthony Brown’s comedy clubs, “The J Spot” in 2015, became a finalist at the Murrieta Aces Comedy Club in 2016 and at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club Festival in 2016, 2017 and 2019 (won 3rd place). In addition, I place in the top 8 at The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas 2017 and won 3rd Place at the Apollo Amateur Night in 2017. I’ve had the honor of performing on various stages, such as the HaHa Café, Flappers Burbank, The Comedy Store Hollywood, Laugh Factory Hollywood, Hollywood Improv, Ontario Improv, Arlington Improv, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, Levity Live, LA Comedy Club Las Vegas, V Theater Las Vegas, Fox Theater and many more. After one of my performances at Arlington Improv, I was asked to autograph a photo taken by the club managers and was placed on their wall of fame.
I have featured for well-known comedians like Michael Blackson at The J Spot, Joey Medina, have traveled the country featuring for Willie Barcena (from June 2016 to July 2017), Edwin San Juan and many other comedians. Since then, I’ve been continuing my comedy career by featuring for a variety of up and coming comedians, competing at different comedy festivals and have recently starting to get to headline at different club (2019). At this point in my career, I have worked myself up to be a featuring comedian all over the United States and this is just the beginning. I’m planning on bringing WattsToTheWorld.