Julio Torres is a writer and comedian you should know.
After growing up in El Salvador, Julio went to college in New York where he began doing standup comedy. His deadpan delivery and delightful otherworldly point of view make him a singular comedic voice.
You may have seen him perform on The Late Show with Seth Meyers or The Tonight Show where he occassionally chimes in with hilariously abstract ideas for Halloween Costumes, Christmas Gifts, or Straight Pride Parade Floats.
In 2017, Julio joined the writing team at Saturday Night Live. In his time there, he has lent his surrealist sensibilities to many of the show’s most original digital shorts. Highlights
Julio is also a co-creator of the new HBO series Los Espookys along with Fred Armisen and Ana Fabrega. The show follows a group of friends who provide “horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.” Watch the first episode for free on YouTube.
Lastly, be sure to keep an eye out for My Favorite Shapes, a new standup special Julio taped for HBO that will be released later this summer.
More Good Work from Julio:
Through Donald’s Eyes – Saturday Night Live
This sketch written by Julio offers a Charlie Kaufmanesque take on how Donald Trump sees the world.
Standup – The Tonight Show (2018)
Julio talks about iOS emoji changes, how his favorite color is clear, and the logical flaws in Cinderella.
Standup – Late Night with Seth Meyers (2017)
Julio talks about the hardest part of being a vegan.
Live at RISK! (2016)
In this storytelling format, Julio talks about his experience graduating with a liberal arts degree and looking for a 9-5 job.
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