I recently listened to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast which introduced me to the world of fellow comedian Jesus Trejo. I really enjoyed the honesty of Jesus Trejo’s tribulations in his quest to be a comedian and sharing some goat tacos with Marc Maron. This is one funny episode.
Jesus Trejo knows he put in the work to become a paid regular at The Comedy Store, spending years doing open mic spots and performing at 1 am for a handful of people. Not to mention paying his dues unclogging toilets at the club and putting up Mitzi Shore’s Christmas tree. But even with all of that behind him, Jesus still breaks out in a sweat when he tells Marc about those times he completely bombed as he was trying to learn the ropes. Jesus also tells Marc about being a caregiver for both his parents and what gave him the courage to work that real-life scenario into his act.
It’s only natural that when the G.O.A.T of comedy—Marc Maron—comes on your show, you feed him goat tacos. More specifically, amazing birria de chivo, is only available one day of the week at an industrial denim laundromat in Boyle Heights, until they sell out. Over a plate of roasted rib, neck, and leg meat dripping with rich consomme at Birria El Jalisciense, the host gets deep with Maron about coming up in the Comedy Store, being name-dropped on Marc’s WTF podcast, what it takes to stand out as a performer, and how to stay hopeful in a world that constantly cuts you down to size.