Patrick Candelaria

Patrick Candelaria

Patrick Candelaria’s 17-year successful ride through his comedy career has been filled with laughter all the way. He has traveled over half a million miles around the world creating an adventure that includes a dozen overseas comedy tours for the United States military, over a hundred college, corporate and benefit performances, and countless comedy club appearances.

Audiences literally hold their sides and wipe away tears of laughter when Patrick gets on a roll. His story-telling style mixed liberally with quick one-liners includes topics everyone can relate to. George Lopez said Patrick is “Pound for pound, one of the funniest comics out there,” and Tommy Chong called Patrick, “A very funny Mexican”. When you see his act, you’ll see why.

Patrick’s act relates to all audiences. His start in showbiz was as a juggler and magician at an amusement park in his home town of El Paso, TX. His comedy club act has brought him to The Strip in Las Vegas where he makes an annual appearance at The Riviera Comedy Club among other clubs all over the country. His college routine has had students in New York, Florida, Texas and other states cheering at his observations and wit. Candelaria makes most of his appearances for corporations and companies who want to add something special and original to their meetings or events. Colleagues are amazed at how he can get non-stop laughs from an audience without ever going past a PG rating.

Patrick is most proud of his twelve overseas tours in the past ten years that have put him in front of thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen of the United States Military. He has entertained Officer’s Clubs in Korea and Japan, inside a C-130 hangar in Germany, and did a show inside a bunker in Iraq. He helped ring in a New Year in Sarajevo at a NATO base, spent Christmas in Kosovo and Fourth of July in Tikrit.

Patrick Has released Two full-length comedy CDs, “World’s Largest Ceiling Fan” and “Operation: Big Slow Target” available online or following one of his shows.

Patrick’s humor alone is hilariously over-the-top but for many events he can include a juggling and magic aspect of his routine that incorporates volunteers from the audience and keeps the laughs rolling.

Patrick Candelaria has his home in El Paso, Texas but lives conveniently close to the airport.

Corporate Clients
Mack Energy Golf Tournament, Artesia, NM:2001
Socorro Independent School District, School district Celebration and Paraprofessional Conferences, El Paso:2001
University of Phoenix Counselors Convention, El Paso Country Club
El Paso Rehabilitation Center Employee Workshop:2001
Texas Department of Transportation United Way Kick-off Campaign, El Paso:2001
U.S. Department of Defense, Five overseas tours including Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Okinawa, Korea: 1997-2000
AT&T Employees “Day Off”, Coronado Country Club: 2000
Southwest Conbenience Stores (7-11s) Annual Meetings, El Paso and Odessa, Texas:1998-2000
KPMG Annual Gala, El Paso Country Club: 2000
Hooper Volunteer Fire Dept., Hooper Nebraska:2000
Reach For a Star Fundraiser, El Paso: 1999
Kirkland Federal Credit Union, Albuquerque: 1999
Ace Exterminators Christmas Party, Albuquerque:1999
Providence-Sierra Hospital, Employee Appreciation Month, Ten performances, El Paso: 1999
Dairy Queen of Texas, Regional Meeting, Ruidoso, NM:1999
Artesia, New Mexico Country Club: 1998-2001
Farmer’s Insurance Annual Christmas Dinner, Santa Teresa, New Mexico: 1997
Red Ribbon Week, Ysleta Independent School District: 1997
El Paso Junior League, Midnight Basketball guest speaker: 1997
AHEAD (Association of Hispanic Educators And Doctors) Scholarship Benefit, Las Cruces, New Mexico: 1997

Recent Corporate Events
Texas Department of Transportation, Van Horn, TX 2006
Animal Rescue League, El Paso, 2006
Del Norte Lion’s Club, El Paso, 2005-06
Big Brothers-Big Sisters, El Paso, 2005
Tony Lama Corp., El Paso, 2005
Vista Hills Country Club, El Paso, 2005
El Paso Special Olympics, 2004-05
Laughs For Literacy, El Paso Coliseum, 2005

Has Performed With
GEORGE LOPEZ, DARRYL HAMMOND, TOMMY CHONG, SHERMAN HEMSLEY, Tommy Davidson, Willie Barcena, Kevin Pollack, Paul Rodriguez, Judy Tenuta, Paulie Shore, Ronnie Bullard, Todd Yohn, Taylor Mason, John Morgan, Gary Muledeer, Chris Fonseca, Gabriel Iglesias, Todd Yohn, Jeff Dunham, Michael Finney

Riviera Comedy Club (Las Vegas)
The Laff Spot (Houston)
The Ice House (Pasadena, CA)
Bart Reed’s Comic Strip (El Paso, Tx.)
Comedy Showcase (Houston)
River Center Comedy Club (San Antonio, TX.)
Cap City Comedy Club (Austin, TX.)
The IMPROVisation (Hollywood, CA. and Tempe, AZ.)
Zanie’s (Chicago, IL.)
The Laugh Factory (Hollywood, CA.)
Loonees (Colorado Springs, CO.)
Laffs (Albuquerque, NM. and Tucson, AZ.)
Amarillo Comedy Club (guess where)
Jokers (Oklahoma City and Omaha, NE.)
Tulsa Comedy Club (Tulsa, OK {where else?})
Hyena’s (Fort Worth and Arlington, TX.)
The Loony Bin (Memphis, TN. and Wichita, KS.)
Stanford’s (Kansas City, MO. and Little Rock, AR.)

“Latino Laugh Festival”, SITV Network, 2004
“Loco Comedy Jam” Telemundo 2003
Que Loco! Galavision, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Other Performances
Headlined ten tours overseas for Department of Defense including Iraq, Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia, Japan and Korea: 1997-2005
Named Texas’ Top Latino Comic by HISPANIC magazine, August, 1997.
Performs for dozens of Colleges and Corporate shows, featuring a one-man one-hour comedy act with juggling and magic.
Participated in the 1997 Latino Laugh Olympics at The IMPROVisation in Hollywood, CA.
Recently released a full length comedy CD entitled “Patrick Candelaria: The World’s Largest Ceiling Fan”
Colleges and Universities
The University of Texas at El Paso
University Nebraska at Lincoln
Eastern Illinois University
New Mexico Technical University
Laredo Junior College
University of Texas-Pan American
Eastern New Mexico Junior College
Texas A&M-Kingsville
West Texas A&M-Canyon
Shreiner College-Keyyville, Texas
El Paso Community College
Wabonsee Community College-Aurora, Illinois

“Patrick’s quick natural wit, mixed with a story-telling style has audiences wiping away tears of laughter. His fifteen years’ experience on comedy stages, as well as professional theater and street performer (juggler/magician), make him at home at any venue.

Catch his hilarious act as he is sure to be the next rising star of comedy”