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AARP Studios Presents ‘Care to Laugh’

Documentary on comedian and caregiver Jesus Trejo is now available to order

En español | AARP Studios presents Care to Laugh, a feature-length documentary on Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream while caring for his aging parents.

Jesus' world is flipped upside down when his mother, Adelaida, undergoes emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. Later, the family receives more devastating news: Jesus’ father, Antonio, is diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.

Transforming adversity into comedy, he uses his life experience as material for his routine. When his set catches the eye of producers at The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jesus may have scored the big break he’s been banking on.

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Meet Jesus Trejo

Jesus Trejo is one of the fastest rising names in the stand-up comedy scene. Born and raised in Long Beach, Trejo recently debuted his first hour stand-up special Stay at Home Son that premiered on Showtime in May 2020. He can be seen recurring as the role of Mr. Trujillo on the Netflix series Mr. Iglesias, and in roles on Alone Together (Freeform) and Teachers (TV Land). Jesus is also the host of Tacos Con Todo, the newest web series from Complex/First We Feast (Hot Ones) in which he navigates the LA taco scene with celebrity guests. Jesus was named a Variety Top 10 Comic to watch at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2017 and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

More About Caregiving

Of the estimated 40 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States, about 1 in 4 are millennials.

  • 73 percent of millennial family caregivers also have a job, a proportion higher than any other generation.
  • In addition to working, they spend, on average, 21 hours a week caring for loved ones — the equivalent of a part-time job (53 percent of millennial caregivers work full time; 31 percent work part time).
  • 54 percent say their caregiving role affects their work in a significant way, and most also say that neither their supervisors nor their coworkers know that they have caregiving responsibilities.

“No matter who you are, at some point in the future, you’ll either be a caregiver or need one.”

—Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP

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