To many Miamians, Dairon Vazquez needs no introduction. The pharmacist turned comedian has enough funny videos on Facebook and Instagram to leave you laughing for days. We caught up with Dairon to learn more about him and find out what’s the latest and greatest. Here’s what he had to say…
What first inspired you to start making comedy videos and skits on social media?
When I’d get bored in traffic on my daily commute I would start ranting on Snapchat. People started asking me to save them and post them on Facebook so they could share with friends and that’s how everything began to get traction.
Were you born and raised in Miami? In your opinion what’s the best thing about Miami? The worst? If you could change one thing about the city what would it be?
I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to Miami when I was 7. Best thing about Miami is the mix of cultures that provides diversity in thoughts and variety in foods. I would change the perpetual construction, ya the roads are fine stop constructing shit.
What inspires your material?
My material comes from observing different personalities and paying attention to the detail of their mannerisms.
Congrats on your first stand-up show! How did you make the transition into stand-up comedy? Can you tell us about your first show and what the experience was like?
Stand-up came because several social media people alongside myself organized a meet and greet and I thought to use the opportunity and prepare material to perform for the audience. Aside from the nervousness and cagalera I had in anticipation it went really well.
What is one of the most embarrassing moments you’ve had recently either through your comedy or personally that you’re willing to share?
It’s very rare that I get embarrassed since for several years now I stopped concerning myself with people’s opinions and I do and say what I want to whomever I want. Its very liberating and therapeutic.
Any upcoming projects, performances, or collaborations in the works that you’re excited about?
As of now I’m thinking about it. Besides my usual skits that I do whenever I find the free time, I’m debating whether or not to set up a stand up performance as the logistics of the venue and other things have to be considered.
In your opinion, who makes the best cafecito in Miami? The best croquetas?
Lol, on that subject I’m not gonna choose any particular place cause after the others read this I wont be able to go there so i’ll just say my mom.
What is your all-time favorite Cuban or Miami phrase or saying? Porque?
Favorite phrase is “pero like” because it captures the culture of Spanglish that we as Miamians invented.
Are there any comedians that you look up to? Anyone you’re dying to meet?
Jim Carrey, I’ve always loved his work.
Tell us a random fact about yourself that you find interesting that not many fans or friends know about.
Most followers don’t know that I came here on a boat along with 18 other people. Also, that I’m a pharmacist. Some people assume that just because I do funny stuff, I live in an efficiency in Hialeah and work at Ñoo Que Barato.
Anything else you’d like to share with your fans?
Just try to laugh everyday, life is short and in perspective what we get worked up about aren’t real problems.