Jewish-Italian comedian Gianmarco Soresi finds his own voice

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In just six years of comedy, Gianmarco Soresi has caused a sensation.

The young comedian appeared alongside Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in the movie ‘Here Today’, was featured on Comedy Central and Netflix, amassed over 26 million likes on TikTok and has a special on Amazon Prime. Now, the New York-based comedian is heading to the West Coast, performing at Brea Improv on June 5.

Jewish-Italian Soresi enjoys his career, so far, because of the feedback he receives for his work.

“I love stand-up comedy because as an insecure, indecisive creature, I need constant feedback to know I’m on the right track.”

“I love stand-up comedy because as an insecure, indecisive creature, I need constant feedback to know I’m on the right track,” he said. “If I was writing books, I’m sure my friends would be very exhausted if I sent them every new sentence [and] asking, ‘Is it good?’ But with stand-up, I can do it a certain way. I don’t have to ask directly ‘Is this funny?’ Laughter lets me know.

After taking an acting class at Carolines on Broadway in college, Soresi entered the show business as an actor. Then he decided he wanted to try getting on stage and doing stand-up. It evolved into funny videos on TikTok that went viral, as a spokesperson for General Electric and Baby Bottle Pop and the movie with Crystal and Haddish.

“Working with Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish was very cool, and this movie is a big hit on airplanes,” he told the Journal. “Any time I’m sitting next to someone watching him, I’m sure I’ll watch them until they realize I’m the guy doing a Jeff Goldblum impersonation in one of the scenes.”

Soresi, whose Twitter bio says he’s a “stand-up comedian/divorce kid,” grew up with little connection to his Judaism.

“But I did the Birthright trip, I got a bar mitzvah at the Western Wall and I’m now dating a woman who grew up in a Chabad community, so I’m learning a lot more,” he said. .

The creator of a series of sketches called “Matza Pizza”, Soresi makes a point of talking about his Jewish background in his comedy, “whether it’s the kvetching or the somewhat cynical point of view”, he said. . “Sometimes I’ll even say on stage that I’m Jewish and the audience will laugh as if to say, ‘Yeah mate…we already knew that’.”

A joke he tells to see how many Jews are in the audience, or how familiar the audience is with Jewish culture, is: “I went on a date with a Mormon woman and she asked me if I went to ‘the Jewish church’ and said ‘Honey, they’re called delis.’

“That joke didn’t go over very well in Oklahoma City,” he said.

Even though Soresi’s name sounds very Italian, the comedian’s father “really exaggerated how much Italian I am, so much so that I’m hesitant to know the real percentage with a DNA test,” he said. declared. “We watched ‘The Godfather’ like it was a home movie, I ate dumplings every lunchtime in college and if my dad and I got into a fight he wouldn’t hesitate to say, ‘Never go against the family!’ ”

The Brea Improv is just one of many stops on Soresi’s upcoming tour. He also heads to San Diego, Oxnard, and San Francisco while in California. Getting on stage as much as possible is his goal.

“I’d like to be able to tour comfortably for sold-out – or nearly sold-out – shows where I can do long sets, build and refine my material, and start releasing it on a yearly basis, whether that’s through ‘a traditional platform or by myself,’ he said. “Whether I get a bit famous isn’t entirely in my control, but getting good at my craft is, so I try to focus on that.”

He continued, “Please come to me to be famous. I used to lie. That’s all I really want!

You can buy tickets for the Gianmarco Soresi show on Ticketweb.com.

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