The Commissioner Has Left the Building
Johnny Torrez was one of the first Austin comics to work on a professional level, and every local comic who ever made a living in the business credits the self-proclaimed "Commissioner of Comedy" as an early influence and inspiration. On Valentine's Day, the Commissioner died. Here's how he is remembered.
"...standards for how to be a human being. As Tom Hester says, "Johnny was the most positive person you'll..."
Feb. 23, 2001 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare