Considered one of his latest TikToks racked up greater than 11 million views and almost two and half million likes, and that is not a rarity.
The most recent TikTok star is a bilingual creator from California’s Central Valley who has caught the eye of celebrities like Will Smith, Marshmello and George Lopez and gained greater than 1.3 million followers and greater than 40 million likes in lower than two years.
González discovered success doing point-of-view movies that blend his comedy and tradition into on a regular basis conditions.
In a single video captioned “When the cashier places your order on blast,” he performs a Mexican restaurant employee calling out somebody for his or her huge order. In one other, he performs a quinceañera DJ on the mic making an attempt to get the eye of a lady on the celebration.
His large break got here when impersonated a Univision anchor and reporter.
“I used to be impersonating a information anchor, after which a reporter on the sector, and simply the delay,” González mentioned, explaining the joke. “I went from 11 followers to five,000 that day.”
Lower than two years later, he is mixing it up with producer and DJ Marshmello and his private hero, George Lopez, to whom González bears a resemblance. That is not the one factor that bonds them.
“Early on, it was a bit of tough for me. My dad had moved out and my mother was actually sick. The unhappiness that I had as a child — I did not actually have a character, I did not actually have an id, and so watching George Lopez made me really feel like I could possibly be humorous about sure issues.” González mentioned of his childhood love for “The George Lopez Present.”
“It was this man who had a mother who was fascinating on the present. She was a bit of messy, after which he had no dad at residence. So after I noticed the present, I noticed this man who was telling his precise life story in a sitcom,” he mentioned.
González’s TikTok fame would result in mentorship and friendship with Lopez after they recorded a TikTok collectively. González was in a position to inform Lopez head to head how a lot Lopez meant to him.
“TikTok gave me a chance to sit down with simply him. It is actually cool as a result of he was a mentor with out understanding it, after which now he is actually personally doing it, which is out of physique,” González mentioned.
González mentioned he desires to pay it ahead and encourage the subsequent technology. He is moved to Los Angeles to pursue his profession.
“I have been making an attempt to be on the important desk with all people else,” González mentioned, including that he was one of many solely Latinos within the room throughout a latest video shoot with the vastly in style Marshmello. “I have been making an attempt to bridge Latinos with everybody else.”
González hopes his comedy can assist deliver folks collectively as a result of he thinks there’s a number of therapeutic in laughter.
“I simply hope that we are able to chortle collectively. After which after we’re accomplished laughing, perhaps we are able to stick round and discuss what we’re frightened of and discuss what worries us as a result of then I feel the laughter will get even higher while you clear issues,” he mentioned. “And while you chortle, whereas therapeutic or healed, I feel it is a greater chortle.”
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