Born in the border town of El Paso, Texas, a mostly Spanish speaking town due to its location and deep roots in the Mexican culture unable to speak the native tongue of his “own people” Ric James had to learn fast that diversity’s unwanted racist head could be met and combated with comedy.
He draws his humor in the fact that our differences no matter what race can be told in a humorous way. Since the fall of 2009, Ric James has been hitting stages gathering material from all aspects of life and building his personal arsenal of jokes to unleash on audiences all over northern California as well as starting to tour the west coast in late 2011.Furthermore, he gives credits to Slam Poetry which he has been doing since the turn of the century, which has given him his stage presence.
Even though Ric has only been doing comedy for over a decade it is undeniable that he is transforming comedy in his own backyard so to speak (Central Valley) where he unfortunately calls home. As both a promoter and comic Ric James understands that comedy is an art form and the honest truth is just as in real life only the top 10% really make any financial gain and that most comics pay out of their own pocket to entertain crowds.
With that said, Ric James is rapidly gaining ground knowing that the importance of hard work and self promotion is the only way to turn a profit in the entertainment business. Furthermore, in 2011, Ric James started promoting his own shows in various cities throughout northern California and also in Washington State. He has been a weekly host at one of the major comedy clubs, Tommy T’s, in the Bay Area which has now turned into a monthly Ric James Presents Shows that ran continuously for over 60 months.
Ric continues to find new venues to deliver his ever growing accumulation of jokes as well as align himself with some of the funniest comics in today’s game. Over the past few years Ric James has gotten the opportunity to work with such comics as: Willie Barcena, Paul
Rodriguez, Steve-O, Tom Green, Daryl Wright, Mark Curry, John Witherspoon, Tony Rock, Faizon Love, JB Smoove, Donnell Rawlings, Luenell, George Lopez and of course Charlie Murphy may he rest in peace.
Lastly Ric James would like to invite you to watch his podcast which is now catching the eyes of viewers in its fifth season with some of the legends in this comedy game; Dl Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Bruce Bruce, Faizon Love, Steve Trevino, Tony Woods, Damon Wayans Jr, Russell Peters, Ryan Davis, Tony Roberts, Flame Monroe, Michael Rapaport, Gary Owen, Guy Torry, Jason Banks.
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