Stef Zamorano the “Miserable Liberal” lives in beautiful Pasadena with no hope in sight. She’s the host of “Comedy & Everything Else”, a writer for “The Jimmy Dore Show” on The Young Turks Network and if that’s not enough she is an educator with over twenty years of experience. She thinks big thoughts and plans to share them with you.
Stef is a native Californian who grew up just outside of Los Angeles in the small city of Lynwood. Eventually her family moved to Orange County and she attended Fullerton College joining their Theatre program. Stef later graduated from the University of Irvine with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts. “I regret it.” She attended South Coast Repertory’s Conservatory and continued to work with Jose Cruz Gonzalez but for whatever reason Stef was not Mexican enough for the theater scene even though she is Mexican. The world of theater rejected her so she decided to give comedy a chance.
After fleeing Orange County Stef joined The Groundlings. It was a crash course in comedy and how things work in the L.A. comedy scene. She loved every moment of it even the painful moments. She went through their program and was selected to be in their Sunday Company. After performing a few years at The Groundlings Stef continued doing sketch comedy at ACME Comedy Theater. One of her proudest accomplishments was performing at The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. There she was mentored by Carmen Zapata the artistic director and founder of the BFA. “Carmen gave me my Equity card! Which was a pretty big deal. And later she produced two plays that I collaborated with my sister Desiree Zamorano.” The plays toured professionally for eight years.
Stef continues to write and perform comedy. Most recently she participated in one of her favorite podcast shows:The Moth Story Slam in Santa Monica. She didn’t humiliate herself. And some times thats good enough.
You can hear Stef every week on The Jimmy Dore Show 90.7 KPFK in Los Angeles and of course on iTunes. (jimmydorecomedy.com for more show info.)