Franco Escamilla is one of the best known and most influential Mexican comedians. But being an actor was not always in his plans.
In high school, he had the idea of becoming a military doctor because he liked “the respect that a doctor gives and the respect that a soldier gives in a way merged … The Gogeta of respect”, did he said during a recent appearance on The Yordi Rosado podcast.
After the surprising confession, he recalled that one of his greatest inspirations in the field was the comedian Polo Polo.
“Ever since I was a kid I’ve been a huge fan of Polo Polo. I remember the first time so much … everyone back then admired him for the Hippodrome joke because it’s a very quick text and I’d like to think learning it is pretty heavy, ”the comedian said.
Escamilla also made her way into music, collaborating alongside Caligaris in 2019 and appearing in scenes recorded in Mexico City for the video “Queda en esa noche”.
“I didn’t want to be an actor. I actually started out as an actor and I was embarrassed to say that I was an actor, I didn’t like being told that I was an actor.”
The comedian recalled that his first appearance as a joke-teller It was by chance, when a comedian could not attend the show in which he was participating as a troubadour.
“I take the stage that night and out of nowhere I start with people, ‘Is there a mechanic here?’ I start to let go and talk for 10 minutes, I had four laughs, and it felt good, “he said.
For someone who was initially embarrassed by their foray into comedy, things turned out very well. Escamilla became the first Latino comedian to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.
Currently, some of its get up the numbers can be seen on the streaming platform, Netflix.