June 4, 2017
An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!
Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 80 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.
For the full series, see Che of The Town: Interviews Tell us a little about yourself, where your from, grew up, what H.S./College you attended etc.
I was born and raised in Rochester, NY. I went to Rush-Henrietta for high school, currently attending MCC for business administration. I make comedy skits/videos on social media with the hopes of one day turning that into an acting career.
What inspired you to be an artist/entertainer? Early experiences worth sharing?
Being an entertainer is something I have always wanted to do as a kid. Growing up I was always one to joke around or try and make someone laugh. I was always watching the Chappelle show which was one of the main reasons I knew I wanted to get into comedy/entertainment in the first place. This was the first taste I had of watching and seeing skit comedy and it truly made me want to do something for myself. Also, I made a video during my sophomore year of high school with a couple friends for a class project which really first sparked the idea of me making videos and trying to bring joy to others.
Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.
One of the hardest time to date for me had to be the passing of my close friend, Darius Smith. He brought joy and laughter to everyone who came in contact with him. He always wanted to laugh and joke with someone and he was someone who could turn your day around within minutes. Losing him was hard but I know he would want me to continue living and making people laugh.
What do you believe sets you apart from other artists/entertainers?
Just my passion alone sets me aside because I genuinely love making people laugh or smile even if it’s for a minute or two. Having someone come up to me and say “I’ve seen your video” or “that video I seen of you was hilarious” is something that is priceless to me because I appreciate all the love and support that I have now and that’s to come.
I love playing basketball it’s been my thing forever. I always joke and say if I was taller I would be a serious problem but it’s something I just do for fun now.
Any projects you have out or currently working on?
I have a big meeting coming early fall with an entertainment company in NYC but I can’t give too much information on that right now.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I want to be established in the entertainment industry and able to be in a situation where I can fully do what I love. Continue to grow on social media and continue to grow my support both locally and worldwide.
Most important thing I can say to someone looking to become an entertainer is just be true to yourself and not worry about what others may think because you can’t make everyone happy. And really just setting your mind to something and actually just doing it or finding a way to do it.
How can we follow along in your journey? Social media?
Instagram is the one I use the most but follow me on everything.