Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in North Bergen, N.J., Joey “Coco” Diaz has quickly become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes. Whether it is on film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting the audiences shines through every performance. Don’t miss Joey Diaz live at Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW in downtown Reno.
Diaz’s star in comedy began while serving a short stint at a correctional facility in Denver. “Each Wednesday we would watch movies on the projector, but sometimes it would break,” he said. “So I would get up and do stand up to fill the time.”
Learning he had the skills to make an audience laugh, he pursued comedy after his release and began performing at an assortment of comedy clubs in the area. While he was touring as a working comic, he began acting in a variety of television and film roles. You may recognizes his appearances in “The Mentalist,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “My Name is Earl,” or “General Hospital” to name a few. On the film front, Diaz has held roles in “The Longest Yard,” “Spider Man 2,” “Smiley Face” and “Taxi” among others.
Diaz continues to perform stand up and act, while also staying on top of the new media move in podcasting. Currently, Diaz hosts a bi-weekly podcast, “The Church of What’s Happening Now,” which ranks among some of the most downloaded podcasts online and he is also a regular guest on Joe Rogan’s popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
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