Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Comedians come home for laughs.(Top Billing)

Byline: Anthony DellaFlora JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Funny lineup looking for respect from N.M. audience

A comedian can go home again. He had just better be awfully funny. That likely won't be a problem with the lineup that standup comedian Steven Michael Quezada has put together for tonight's first New Mexico Comedy Fiesta.

"We do really well in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and we really don't get the respect, I would have to say, here in our own state," said Quezada, a two-time winner of the Comedian of the Year award from the New Mexico Hispano Entertainers Association.

The Duke City comic will be joined by Laff's Comedy Club owner Russ Rivas and Eric Griego, both of Albuquerque, James Romero of Santa Fe, and Anthony "Animal" Garcia of Taos. …

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