Creator of the popular and highly successful video ‘Pan Con Queso’ which reached over a million views on YouTube, Comdian and Actor Juan Bago, whose real name is Michael Diaz is now launching a six-episode web comedy series called “Studio Heads.”
Mike Diaz captured instant internet fame for his online videos poking fun at Latino culture such as Uptown’s hookah obsession and women with butt injections, is taking his comedy to the next level with “Studio Heads.”
“It’s a different kind of comedy,” said Diaz, comparing it to “The Office“. “This is more of a sitcom. It’s more character driven. That’s always been one of my goals to have a TV show where Washington Heights is the backdrop.”
ABOUT THE SERIES
In “Studio Heads,” Diaz and fellow uptown comedians Jamie Fernandez and Anthony Palmini play fictional versions of themselves.
The six-episode series, shot in Washington Heights follows the clueless characters as they try to run a production company with dreams of success.
Diaz plays the hot-tempered boss ordering around his pals, an actor, played by Anthony Palmini an aspiring r&b singer, portrayed by Jaime Fernandez.
Along the way the characters run into trouble with underage rappers, lock themselves in the studio for days and struggle while trying to impress guest actor Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“We have that quick, fast-paced humor,” said Fernandez, 33. “We try to hit them with a joke and if they don’t like that one maybe they’ll like the next one.”
“There’s something for everyone,” added Palmini, 32. “It has the physical humor, or we can do the fast one-liners, and we do flashbacks.”
“It’s letting people know we can do stuff that isn’t labeled Latino,” said the Dominican-American comedian. “We’re Latinos — but this is comedy that everyone can relate to.”
“It’s something that was a passion project,” said Diaz, 32. “We really wanted to get this out.”
“Hopefully someone will see this and say, ‘We want more,’” said Diaz. “I want to show that you can have comedy coming out of Washington Heights, but it can be mainstream.”
The first season of “Studio Heads” is now streaming on Remezcla.com