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Rudy Moreno is the winner of the competitions for The Laugh Factory and The Ice House's Latino Comedian of the Year in 1997 and 1992, respectively. Lots of publicity and work was the result. And though it was a "great honor" and a prosperous time for Moreno, instead of reflecting back, he released his first comedy cd "No Looking Back" though Uproar Records.
Rudy Moreno has since performed at every L.A. comedy venue and many out of state clubs in Arizona, Las Vegas Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Denver Colorado, New Jersey, Chicago Illinois, Missouri and Washington, as well as outside the United States in Korea, Mexico and Japan.
Rudy Moreno's official comedy start was when another Rudy, Rudy Salas of the rhythm and blues group, Tierra, convinced Moreno to open their concert back in April, 1991. It was enough for Rudy. He was smitten by the applause and admiration for making people laugh.
Rudy Moreno then met funny guy Gilbert Esquivel who introduced Rudy to the L.A. club circuit, and Rudy took off. He would begin booking shows and bring L.A. audiences to their feet. Then he was asked to open for vocal groups as Los Lobos, the Temptations, Lynyrd Skynrd, War, Ice Cube and recently for the legendary Smokey Robinson.
Television was next to recognize Rudy Moreno's talents. He has made more than 20 appearances on TV for shows such as "L.A. Doctors," "Pacific Blue" and "Funny is Funny." He also appeared twice in Showtime's Latino Laugh Festival as both a standup comedy act and as the character Buford Gomez, the redneck Latino border guard; a solo comedy act written by acclaimed comedian/actor Rick Najera.
Paul Rodriguez calls Rudy Moreno one of four comics that has the "savvy and focus" to "surpass anything [he] has ever done." And both the San Antonio Express News and the L.A. Times singled out Moreno for "producing the loudest cheers" and one of the "longest ovations" of the Latino Laugh Festival.
Rudy Moreno, a native Angelino born in Lincoln Heights, began his working career by learning to play the guitar, bass guitar, drums and piano. He would then become a disc jockey on. It was there that he started combining humor with music, not realizing that a new career was about to flourish.
For his humor Rudy Moreno credits his parents for that innate comic ability. "My dad had the dry humor and my mon did the voices and the characters, and it all just kind of rubbed off."
When Rudy Moreno is not touring or performing he participates in such organizations as ChiPs for Kids, Padres Contra Cancer (Fathers Against Cancer), the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund and for local elementary schools to help raise money to provide computers for the kids.