With the name “Vladimir,” few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy.
Vlad has quickly become a staple of the New York Comedy scene performing at The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s and the Comic Strip Live. He has been featured on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS.TV and Adam Devine’s House Party for Comedy Central.
Now Los Angeles based, you can catch him performing all over town at Hermosa’s Comedy & Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, and others.
After his stand out performance at Just for Laughs (JFL) in 2015, Vlad entered into a put pilot development deal to co-write, and star in a pilot based off of his comedy for NBC with Bill Lawrence and WB supervising. Vlad co-wrote the script with UNDATEABLE writer, Adam Styzikiel and recently shot the pilot directed by Phill Lewis. Vlad was the only one of his New Faces class to be chosen to perform as part of the CW Gala hosted by Howie Mandel.
In 2016, Vlad was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and was honored at JFL. Before heading to Montreal, Vlad made a quick stop in Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to perform at LATINOS UNIDOS; LEADING AMERICA an event which celebrated Hispanic organizations at the DNC.
He is currently developing television shows with top comedy producers and networks. You can catch Vlad’s stand-up comedy on LOL, Kevin Hart’s new digital platform which will unroll this fall.
Vlad also works with the Psychological Trauma Center at Cedars-Sinai which is a one-of-a-kind, school-based prevention and early intervention mental health program servicing the needs of Hispanic children in the community at the elementary, middle and high school levels.