To some, it might seem like Miami’s very own Plus Daddy blew up overnight. But to most people who have been following the comedian since he first started building buzz with his standup shows—Plus Daddy has been at work on his craft for a minute. When not getting crowds rolling at The Improv, the bearded comedian is doing his brand of sketch comedy alongside his cohorts and fellow members of Haitian-American Productions, a coalition of Haitian-American comedians.
Late last year, he became a new source of pride for Miami when he was featured on Kevin Hart’s/Comedy Central’s “Hart Of The City”.
Kreyolicious: How did you get the name Plus?
From my cousin when I was maybe thirteen.
Kreyolicious: How did you get into this comedy thing?
I initially started by doing online sketch comedy on YouTube. It led me into live performance but I was performing as a character. Success had been doing stand up for a about four years at the time (2010) and suggested i give it a try. I had a great first show. Fell in love with it.
Kreyolicious: Have you ever done a skit or comedy routine you lived to regret?
Not yet. If i think it’s funny at the time, I do it. I may revisit it later, and think it’s not as funny as I thought it was, but that’s part of the process. No regrets.
Kreyolicious: So, you are a member of Haitian American Productions. Tell us more!
One-fourth of HAP. IT’s a great experience being in a group of talented, like minded guys. Goals are easier to achieve when the people around you have the same goals and same fire you do. When we first got together, we were told that any Haitian act that isn’t doing Kompa can’t sell anything out . Thanks to the support of the online Haitian community, that’s no longer a true statement and we couldn’t be more grateful to our support system.
Kreyolicious: How do your parents feel about comedy being such a huge part of your life?
I’ve been doing comedy for 7-8 years now. This is the first year my mother’s stopped trying to convince me to finish college and she’s asking about my shows (money). She wasn’t always supportive, but she’s since come around. I even caught her bragging about my “Hart Of The City” appearance. It feels good to know that she supports what I want to do.
Kreyolicious: What’s the best advice ever given to you?
Best advice I’ve received came from comedian Sean G. He taught me that my audience can sense a liar. Best policy is to tell jokes and stories that are true to you. They’re easier to remember—and easier to believe.
This concludes PART I of the interview with Plus Daddy! Stay tuned for PART II!
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