Believe it or not, El Paso has produced some famous funny people, and these are the top three.

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There have been famous musicians from El Paso, and you may think of Cedric Bixler or Jim Ward, but what about favorite stand-up comedians?

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These are the three best stand-up comics who lived in El Paso.


RYAN STOUT

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Known for his rapid-fire delivery, clever wordplay, and inventive jokes, Ryan Stout went to Hanks High School in the late 90s and early 2000s. Before moving to San Francisco for college and a professional stand-up career, Ryan hosted at the El Paso Comic Strip.

BIO: "Ryan Stout is a well-crafted and seasoned comedian who has performed worldwide. A regular guest on Chelsea Lately, Ryan has also appeared on CONANHBO’s Funny as HellComedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and his half-hour special: Comedy Central Presents… Ryan Stout. His debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts."


GREG WILSON

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A raucously hilarious performer Greg Romero Wilson is a seasoned veteran of stand-up comedy whose act is known for its high energy, Greg's unique voice, and his fun, carefree material. Greg has family in El Paso and went to Hanks High School in the '90s for 2 years before moving to Dallas and beginning his comedy journey.

BIO: "You know those TV shows where comedians bag on various TV and Youtube clips? Greg’s been on almost all of them. Three seasons of “World’s Dumbest” on TruTV, two seasons on VH1’s “The Greatest” (you know, like, 40 Greatest this or that), and random clip shows for MTV, E!, TLC, TV Guide Network (yep, there is one) and a bunch of others he can’t even remember."


FREDDY SOTO JR.

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The most famous and the most tragic performer on this list is Freddy Soto Jr who is an El Paso icon, not only an up-and-coming Latino comedian before it was even a thing, but was really a pioneer of comedy from a Latino point of view about family.

BIO: "He was born in El Paso, Texas, to Mexican parents. Soto moved to Los Angeles around 1990 and worked as a limousine driver for comedian Richard Pryor. He later worked as a doorman at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California. Before long, Soto was headlining comedy clubs across the country."


 

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