Gene Pompa, comedian and writer, was born in East Los Angeles, California. He has been a Mexican American most of his life, except for a few years during the 1970's, when he was a practicing Chicano. Pompa became a product of his multiethnic upbringing in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and it was this diverse background which ultimately inspired Pompa to incorporate universal themes into his stand up comedy and writing.
Pompa's television credits include several appearances on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. Pompa has also starred in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, as well as a half-hour comedy showcase on Si TV. His acting has been featured on FOX's In Living Color, CBS' Style & Substance, and The Brothers Garcia on Nickelodeon. You may have also seen Pompa on Showtime, HBO, MTV, mun2, Galavision, and the Game Show Network.
Pompa's offbeat perspective on comedy crosses all racial and ethnic lines, and goes over well with everyone from college age audiences, to a more mature crowd. Greatly influenced by Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Steve Martin, Pompa has been inspired to develop his own brand of late night humor with The Nite Nite Show, a show with great social relavance and irrelevance.