As part of We Own The Laughs.com’s Comedian of the Day, have a few laughs and get to know comedian Adri Fernandez. The Miami, FL native shares some of her favorite moments in stand-up comedy and lets us know how she always owns the laughs.
Name: Adri Fernandez
Hometown: Miami, FL
Years in Comedy: 1.5 Years (I’m just a little babbyy)
Haven’t we seen you somewhere before: You must’ve been looking into the future.
Comedic Influences: Seth Rogan, Tina Fey, Tom Segura, Dave Attell, & Dave Chappelle
Favorite Comedy Album: Dave Attell “Shanks for the Memories”
Favorite Comedy Special: Anything Dave Chappelle
Favorite Comedy Movie: I can hear every man groaning, but “Bridesmaids.”
Favorite Comedy TV Show: Nathan For You
Favorite Comedic Character: A toss-up between Alexis and Moira from “Schitts Creek”
Favorite City to Perform In: NYC
Favorite Topics to Joke About: My roommate, but she prefers to be called “mom”
Favorite Type of Audience for a Comedy Show: One’s that laugh more than they talk.
Favorite Comedy Club: Any comedy club that books me
How did you discover your passion for comedy:
When your (straight) dad tragically dies by choking on meat, you develop a sense of humor.
What do you remember most about your first time performing stand-up comedy:
Race jokes are tricky.
How would you describe your comedic style:
I’d say I have a pretty chill vibe on stage…considering people often ask me if I’m on Xanax (I’m not).
Describe your process for comedic writing:
Puff, puff, pass
Describe the comedy scene in your area:
Miami doesn’t have enough comedy clubs, but it has the potential to be something great. It’s like being a Miami Heat fan- you just need to have a lot of hope (and sometimes, it’s time for a trade).
How do you judge success in the world of comedy:
Being proud of what you’re creating but also having a lot of money, would be nice.
Who are some of your comedic peers that you enjoy watching perform or inspire you personally and professionally:
Chris Renois. He has impeccable delivery and a great joke structure. He’s the most likable dude I’ve ever met, and that’s what I hate most about him.
What’s been your most memorable moment in comedy:
Going to the Fringe this year in Edinburgh was pretty epic. It’s cool to know laughs sound the same despite their silly accents. The comedy hang was also such a vibeeee. I can’t wait to go back.
What have you learned most from your failures in comedy:
Like my dad would always say: Don’t cry over spilled milk. It’s inevitable to fail; own it and move on.
How do people react toward you when they realize that you can make people laugh:
They usually ask for my number afterward.
Describe building a career in stand-up comedy:
It’s a long road, and that’s what makes it so respectable (+2 points in Catan).
If you could change one thing in the world of comedy, what would it be:
Less census-like crowd work.
Best advice you’ve ever received from a comedian:
If you’re not bombing, you’re not trying.
If you were releasing a comedy special this week, what would it be called:
“Happy Father’s Day” or “Sex, Drugs and Immigration”
Funniest encounter you’ve ever had with a celebrity:
I’m a big Miami Heat fan, so when I saw Alonzo Mourning at the same restaurant as me. I knew I had to say hi. So I did what any reasonable person would do: when he got up to use the bathroom, I followed him and asked for a picture. I still don’t know why he was so annoyed. I waited until the next day to post the picture just so I can caption it “Good Mourning, Alonzo”
Weirdest place you’ve ever performed any form of comedy:
Adjacent to a strip club. If all else fails, I got a job next door.
An Adri Fernandez Fun Fact:
I stole my dog… from my ex-boyfriend.
Where would you like your laughs to take you:
A brand new take: to the big screen. I want to create and write a show.
What would you tell a potential comedian if they ask you how they can own the laughs:
So cliché, but it’s all about having fun. If you’re not bringing the vibes, the audience is going to feel that.
What are your thoughts on the future of comedy:
I feel like there’s been a comedy boom recently. It’s exciting.
If you could write an episode for ONE classic TV sitcom, which show would it be and give a brief detailed sentence on the episode:
A Seinfeld episode- what’s the deal with bitcoin? Is it a coin? Or is it a bit?
If you could choose ONE comedy club and THREE comedians to perform with on your perfect comedy show, how would it go:
A Miami takeover at The Comedy Cellar.
What’s next for you:
Hopefully, moving out of my mom’s house
Why should a person always laugh at life:
How can you not? People are so weird.
Follow Adri Fernandez’s comedic journey on these social media websites:
Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat/Tik-Tok: Adri Fernandez