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Jesus Trejo To Host New Stand-Up Docu-series "Roots Of Comedy" On PBS

Comedian Jesus Trejo is the host of a new stand-up comedy documentary series premiering on the PBS App & on May 24th, Roots Of Comedy with Jesus Trejo.

Part comedy, part social commentary, the new show follows host Trejo as he embarks on a journey across America meeting with six rising comedians who explore the mosaic of our nation through the lens of stand-up comedy. Trejo visits six U.S. regions including Los Angeles, Denver and Portland, where he'll be connecting with fellow stand-up comedians in the new series including Vanessa Gonzalez, Sierra Katow, Tatanka Means, Adam Pasi, Eeland Stribling and Ali Sultan.

Tamara Gould, PBS SoCal's chief content officer & one of the show's executive producers said in a statement, “Our hope is that ‘Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo’ will spark conversation and inspire viewers. With the series’ unique ability to blend levity, reality and education on multiple platforms, our goal is that viewers will find some of the nation’s toughest challenges a little more accessible, allowing audiences to connect more deeply with their own communities.”

“No matter where you live or what your beliefs are, our love of laughter is something we all have in common,” Trejo adds. “Laughter opens our ears and our hearts–and once people are listening, who knows what they might be inspired to do?"

When does "Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo" premiere?

The new show premieres on the PBS app & on May 24th. It'll also be available to watch on the PBS YouTube channel, following the television broadcast premiere on PBS stations across the country on June 21 at 10 p.m. ET.

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