Anyone who encounters Pablo Francisco knows immediately that he's one of those comedians who absolutely was born to do what he does. The man -- who's in town this weekend at Miami Improv -- is a...
Anyone who encounters Pablo Francisco
knows immediately that he's one of those comedians who absolutely was born to do what he does. The man -- who's in town this weekend at Miami Improv -- is a natural, living, breathing stand-up act all the time, a cross between Robin Williams
and Jim Carrey.
Whether he's in a drive-through at McDonald's, waiting for valet parking at a hotel or just chilling with friends, he makes people laugh. What can we expect from your show?
It's gonna be a Christian show. Little monkeys are gonna come out in little dresses. No, we're working on the Comedy Central one-hour special, and we're just gonna make fun of everybody. It's a good place to take a date. We're gonna have some locals, and it's gonna be black, white, all together. . . . It's gonna be an ADD show, crazy, so come on down because it's a good place to start the party. Will your shows be the same both nights, or will you mix it up?
There's gonna be some of the same material, but the vibe is still there. I'm still making fun of everybody. Like the ShamWow guy. That guy looks like he farted and kept the face. Billy Mays, he thinks we're all stupid: Here's a stain that's been here for two minutes, but it's been here for THIRTEEN YEARS! How did you get your start in comedy?
I got fired at Domino's, making fun of the boss, and I just decided to drive my friend around, who was dealing marijuana at the time, and I would make fun of him [laughs]. And then one day I ran seven miles, I killed a little bunny, I went to school and robbed a bank and slept with 18 dogs, and they brought me here. So that's basically it -- my dad kicked me out of the house because he thought I was doing some bad things. I recommend it for everybody. Who are some of your favorite comedians? Benny Hill
was one of them. I like Dane Cook
, and Joan Rivers
-- ``Oh, sausage!''--- and then my neighbor, Miguel. He was a funny guy. Those are my influences. And my favorite band is the Jonas Brothers, and Justin Bieber
rocks. Just kidding. Francisco performs Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Suite 182, Miami; showtimes 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.; tickets $22; www.improv.com
-- MICHAEL HAMERSLY