Comedian and writer, Gene Pompa's television credits include regular appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," on NBC and a handful of appearances on "The Late, Late Show" on CBS. Other credits include Comedy Central, HBO, Que Locos on Galavision, Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival," and "In Living Color" on FOX, and Si TV! Gene co-starred in Paul Rodriguez' "Comedy Rehab" in May, 2009.
Gene has completed two half-hour solo stand-up specials, "Pompalicious" for Comedy Central and a self-titled half-hour stand-up special for SI! TV, both airing regularly in rotation.
Gene's offbeat perspective plays extremely well with college age audiences and crosses all racial and ethnic lines. He headlines regularly at the Improvs in Hollywood, Irvine, Brea and Ontario and across the country, doing a stand-up show with great social relevance and irrelevance.
Gene was born in East Los Angeles and raised in the working-class suburbs of Southern California. He's been a Mexican-American for most of his life, except for a few years during the 70's, when he was a "practicing Chicano." As a product of the multi-ethnic suburbs of Los Angeles, Gene was inspired to utilize universal themes in his stand-up and his writing.
Without a single doubt, Jorge Aldama, ( a.k.a. Dj Cooch ), has proven himself to be one of the hardest working performers in the entertainment industry. Equally at home in the dance hall behind the turntables or behind the microphone at a comedy club, there seems to be no limit to the talent of this versatile performer.
For over a decade, Cooch has been hitting the west coast as a DJ/Remixer. He quickly went from backyard parties to hyping thousands at desert raves and different venues threw out the country, Celebrity parties, awards shows, concerts, Universal Citywalk’s New Years Eve Celebration, and even his own show for two years on Citywalk known as the Latino Dance Party with the now defunct partnership Cooch and Xavier.
At many of these events, Cooch was not only spinning, he was, also, the show host. To the delight of audiences everywhere, it came to light that Cooch possesses the rare ability to walk onto any stage, pick up a microphone and immediately connect with any audience regardless of age or demographic. He has what is commonly known as the “gift of gab.” This skill, in addition to being fluent in English, Spanish and French, has landed him many gigs as a host such as MTV’S Rock the Vote 2001 with co-host Ashton Kutcher of that 70’s show, host and opening act for latino super star Juan Gabriel in concert at Universal Studios Hollywood and many other events such as these throughout the country.
It also led to the discovery of his new found passion: stand-up comedy. After years of countless requests from fans and friends, Cooch finally made his comedic debut in 2004 at the Improv in Ontario, CA. decimating a full house with a hilarious routine that has audiences and industry insiders buzzing about this “super rookie”. And since then he has been getting big laughs in comedy clubs all over the country.
In the four years that Cooch has been performing as a comic, he has surpassed to a comedic level that many comics have not achieved with years of experience. He is known as one of the only comics in such a early stage of his career to already headline and sell out shows. He has shared the stage with such comedic heavy weights as Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco, Jeff Garcia, Tommy Chong, Steve Trevino, John Pinette and the list goes on and on. He recently was featured on L.A. TV’S hit show MAS COMEDY & also played the roll as himself on the TV show "La Esquina" which premiered May 9th 2007 on Mun2 Network starring multi platinum rap artist Pitbull.