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Don't Put Your Junk Into Anything With a Horsepower Rating: Recovery Comedian Jim Trino
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Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. Jim grew up swimming in rivers, hydrosliding in canals, hunting with friends and playing with fireworks. Standard issue guy shit. Jim graduated High School, went on to college and eventually earned a degree in theater arts.  His dad still calls that diploma his receipt. During these years a slow progression into the world of alcoholism and drug addiction was coming to fruition. It all started out fun and ended up Jurassic Park.
Jim got clean for the first time in 1989 and started ski racing which brought him all the way to the world cup. He then relapsed and for 8 years, including a 2 year prison term where Jim learned all about tweaking and recycling. Jim got clean in 1999 and has been in the program ever since.
Comedy came with sharing and healing came with laughter. Jim has been through a divorce and the death of friends and family and hasn’t found a reason to use. Currently he is married to a wonderful woman (who is typing this shit against her will at 10pm). THE END...... Can I have a job? Please?

Recovery Comedy:  What were you like as a kid?

Jim Trino:  Ha depends on who you ask. I say I was an athletic nerd that liked Bugs Bunny cartoons way too much. Mom and Dad say I was a pain in the ass.  They found my on the roof at the age of 3, and on the roof of moms moving car (while she was driving) to talk to her thru windshield.

Recovery Comedy:  What made you decide to become a stand-up comedian and how long have you been performing?

Jim Trino:  Decide to become a comedian? Is that what you call this?? Well, I fell into it speaking at 12 step meetings.

Recovery Comedy:  Were you performing stand-up comedy before you got into recovery?

Jim Trino:  I didn't start performing until after it got funny. (The cops might have a different story)

Recovery Comedy:  Does your comedy have a message and if so what is it?

Jim Trino:  Yeah, there's a message. . . Drugs make you do stupid shit. Never put your dick in something with a horsepower rating.

Recovery Comedy:  Who are your comedy idols?

Jim Trino:  I don't have a particular idol, I like many for different reasons.

Recovery Comedy:  Where does your inspiration for material come from?

Jim Trino:  I don't have writers, 51 years of stupid shit gives you lots of material.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your joke writing process?

Jim Trino:  Gotta laugh on that one... As I said most of my material was lived.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your kryptonite?

Jim Trino:  Kids at my shows. My own son was my worst heckler.

Recovery Comedy:  Is your family supportive of your comedy career?

Jim Trino:  Oh fuck yea!!!!

Recovery Comedy:  Is comedy part of your healing process?

Jim Trino:  Comedy has been the best part of my healing process and when there are new comers in audience that think they can "never tell anyone about that", they heal also.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your worst experience performing comedy?

Jim Trino:  I have hard nights, but they have all been learning experiences.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your best experience performing comedy?

Jim Trino:  Performing at the Comedy Store and having Andrew Dice Clay say, "That was some funny shit sporto".

Recovery Comedy:  What is your favorite joke?

Jim Trino:  I like being the "vacuum cleaner guy".

Recovery Comedy:  What is your comedy dream?

Jim Trino:  Make a living at comedy, quit swinging a hammer, and get character acting roles or voice overs (my voice would have been perfect in Bug Bunny).

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