Vinnie Montez

VINNIE MONTEZ

Vinnie Montez is a loud, boisterous, and yet insightful comic. He is a compact ball of kinetic energy waiting to explode.

A Colorado native, he grew up in the largely homogenous community of Boulder, which prides itself on being a bastion of cultural diversity, but which is honestly just weird. With a strong Mexican heritage, his mom and dad were the biggest influences in his life; they weren’t afraid to be themselves or stray from the traditional Mexican culture, instilling core values while letting him find his own way.

As his physical dimensions will attest, good food is always a priority – especially good Mexican food; the hotter the better. Nevertheless, he has been known to enjoy the occasional burrito or two (or five… or six…) from the neighborhood Taco Bell.

Growing up, he always wanted to be a police officer, a dream that he realized in 1998. His experiences as a cop are the foundation for his comedy: you just can’t make some of this stuff up.

Always the center of attention at any social gathering, he got into comedy in 2007 with a trial performance at an open mic night at the Comedy Works in Denver. A bit of an adrenaline junkie, it gave him a taste of the spotlight, and like a good taco, he found he wanted more: since then he performs regularly at Denver’s Comedy Works and has appeared at venues across the nation. Vinnie has shared the stage with Michelle Wolf, Chris D’Elia, Joe Rogan, John Crist, Josh Blue, Paul Rodriguez, Gilbert Gottfried, Nick Guerra, Tony Hinchcliffe, Colin Jost, Brian Posehn, John Heffron, Gina Brillon, Joey Medina, Caroline Rhea, Bob Marley and More.

Vinnie has become a favorite among law enforcement and corporate audiences alike, performing for the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, Colorado Association of School Resource Officers, Rocky Mountain Hostage Negotiators, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, County Sheriffs of Colorado, National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference 2018, Tactical Development Symposium, University of Wyoming, KYGO’s Christmas Crusade for Children, West Bloomfield Michigan Police Foundation, Police Unity Tour – Team Colorado, Hallie’s Heroes and more.

In 2018 Vinnie was inducted as an official member of Humanizing the Badge, an organization on a mission to help forge stronger relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.