Ep.6 of The Improv Life with Jorge Emanuel Berrios
Welcome to Episode 6 of The Improv Life!
Alright, y’all, so I sat down with an improviser I am genuinely in awe of: Jorge Emmanuel Berrios.
Jorge is probably the most physical improviser I have ever witnessed! The only improviser who I can think of who comes close is a guy in the OC named Mark Wolf. So Jorge and Mark are the only ones!
Honestly, when Jorge does improv, it’s as if you’re watching a live action cartoon character. He stretches his body in every direction possible. He bounces. He jumps. He extends. I’ve seen him do the splits out of nowhere with no warning or setup. You can’t take your eyes off the guy. Hey, if you’re going to be a performer, that’s the one quality you’re going to want to have.
Also, he is probably one of the most charismatic performers I’ve ever seen. You know they say, “Game recognize game,” but I know a good performer when I see one. With Jorge, there is no doubt about his abilities: this guy is the shit.
So it was a pleasure to talk to him about his journey and how far he has come. Check it out!
Here’s What’s Jorge and I Discussed
- How Jorge was in an unheard of (9) Miami Quinceneras as part of the Court where he developed his dance abilities
- We talked about the importance of food in Latinx immigrant families and the relationship that creates with body image and perception
- Jim Carrey’s influence over Jorge’s comedy style
- Jorge’s experiences working in a call center and being told that “He had to be more serious and less funny” if he wanted to be funny
- How (1) stand up class changed his life and outlook on comedy by making it possible of him perceiving himself as a comedian
- How Jorge decided to move to LA after long and thoughtful reflection and used a job interview as a reason to come out here
- And a bunch of great tangents about our Latinx identities and shared experiences! Check it out!
You Can Follow Jorge on Instagram @berrios305 and here is the link – https://www.instagram.com/berrios305/