CARLOS SÁNCHEZ, OCCUPATION HUMORIST For art Humor
Carlos Sanchez’s humor stands for victory. Far from the traditional ‘Dominicanisms’, Sanchez’s play on stage brings in an almost tragicomedy plane to those events we go though along our lives. Maybe that’s the secret to ten years of making people laugh, buy their records and go to their shows.
He is definitely the pioneer of standup comedy in the country, though he decided to call it ‘Comedia de pie’ (comedy standing up) and this very ‘Dominicanized’ term was the one he used to call his blog. Because Carlos is to be taken seriously, now he writes with the same sarcasm and sometimes, the same acidity displayed on stage.
Parodies, routine jokes, stories, musicals, monologues about dentists, horror movies, life as a couple and parents... Is just part of his repertoire. “It’s easy to make a Dominican laugh, everyone likes a little fun. Also it is always easier to get laughs from our misfortunes than the good things that happen to us. It’s like therapy to put a good laugh when facing bad times, “said Carlos Sanchez.
Sure, his thing wasn’t always making people laugh. It is hard to imagine Carlos Sánchez studying law, and even more, I imagine that his parents thought it was a joke when he said he’d decided to leave college to pursue comedy. What is no joke is the unconditional support he has received from his family.
“At a law seminar I saw everyone participating very animatedly and I thought to myself, why am I feeling disoriented, as if I don’t want to be here? Will I be happy doing this?”, Said the comedian. “At that moment, pictures of Freddy Beras Goico and Jerry Seinfeld popped into my head, two comedians who at the time I watched a lot, and I thought for the first time that making people laugh might be a profession, not just something I really enjoy. That’s how it all started, “he recalls.
However, behind that black t-shirt which has practically become his uniform when it’s time to go on stage. There is a serious Carlos Sanchez.
His experience and style have opened many doors for him. Soon we will see him acting in the film “Ponchao” (struck out) alongside Dominican actor Manny Ramirez. “Everyone who has seen the film told me that they loved my participation. Since I still have not seen the final work I cannot tell if they are right or if they said it to encourage me because they know me and feel sorry “, he laughs. Also, for Christmas there is an album called “Un chiste para la Navidad” (A joke for Christmas), which is a collection of jokes recorded live, which is expected to be a success, since people like to sit with a group of friends to hear jokes. And for those who want to see it live, on December 23 he will be doing the same show at La Fiesta Theater of the Jaragua Hotel.