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First generation Mexican American, Willie arrived at age six and grew up in East and Northeast L.A. with atough single mom, no father, streetwise, among gang bangers and blue collar.
Early on, Willie learned to question everything. A devoted road comic for over two decades, Willieregularly headlines comedy clubs sharing his unique voice and provocative personality. Unrepentant and outspoken, Willie is reliably funny and twisted, an old school badass — and he’s garnered a widespread underground fan base across America from his liveand TV appearances.Between 1996 and 2011, Willie had eleven appearances on THETONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (the most of any Latinocomedian), and three broadcast one-hour comedy specials:- WILLIE BARCENA: DEAL WITH IT (2009 – Comedy Central)- WILLIE BARCENA: I GOTTA BE HONEST (2012 – Showtime,Netflix, now available streaming on Amazon Prime)- WILLIE BARCENA: THE TRUTH HURTS (2016 – Netflix, also nowavailable streaming on Amazon Prime)