Ernesto is a stand-up comedian, actor & storyteller from the West Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale. He started his comedy career in 2012 and quickly gained a following for his quick humor and fearless attitude. Ernesto describes his comedy as a celebration of and journey into the complex world of a bilingual, US-born, Latinx, LGBTQ person who’s obsessed with Zac Efron. He is the co-producer of the That’s SO Gay! Comedy Show at Stir Crazy Comedy Club (Glendale, AZ), Comedy Triage at Big Pine Comedy Festival (Flagstaff, AZ), and the annual Naught Comedy Show at Phoenix Pride’s Erotic World (Phoenix, AZ).
On screen Ernesto’s TV and commercial work includes campaigns for Conn’s Home Plus, Pure Flix and Cable One. Off screen he is the co-host of the ¡Uy, Cucuy! Podcast and an ensemble member with Teatro Bravo Theatre Company.
Ernesto believes comedy is a form of activism and he strives to break cognitive resistance to new ideas through laughter. He can be seen in a city near you, fighting for social justice, one guffaw at a time.