Born in Boston, Ellis Rodriguez is by far the funniest of nine children raised by loving immigrant parents from Panama. Living in a multi-racial, uni-cultural family gave him a unique perspective on life. He grew up speaking Spanish at home, English at church, and Ebonics in school.
Ellis spent his early twenties serving in the United States Marine Corps, but found his calling when he picked up a mic, entertaining anyone who would listen. Now, countless are listening and laughing. His commanding presence, charming personality, and hilarious material make him one of the best up and coming comics today.
Ellis Rodriguez’s passion for standup comedy is evident whenever he performs, he is a favorite at comedy clubs across the West Coast including the Improv, Laugh’s Unlimited, Tommy T’s, PepperBelly’s, and the Laugh Factory. He has also performed in filmed showcases including Shaq’s All Star Jam, Laugh’s On FOX, and Comedy Central & Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City. He even gives his time to support the military with his national show Semper Funny, in addition to supporting cancer treatment, the homeless, and the arts. An energetic performer, his comedy is appealing to any comedy audience.
In addition to being a hilarious comic, Ellis Rodriguez is also a charismatic actor and stellar writer. He has been the lead in commercials and the Film Shrinkage. Ellis is currently focusing on expanding his brand. Look out for his upcoming projects, the film “Fight 4 Your Life” and a Cartoon Strip titled Plato’s Cave coming soon.