Carolina Hidalgo

Jul 14, 11 Carolina Hidalgo

City you live in:
New York City

Occupation and why?
Heartbreaker because I can’t help myself, but my tax returns say Stand Up Comedian.

A regular day consists of?
24 hours. And most of those are dedicated to Facebook.

How do you define success?
Making the best of what you have and the worst of what you don’t have.

What has been your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge is dealing with people who bring you down or write you off because of your looks or gender. It’s a very judgmental atmosphere and you have to work through that and grow a thick skin and stay strong. That, and fighting crime.

What advice would you give a Latina who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Do what you love every day. If what you are doing is your passion then wake up every morning with every intention of succeeding. That way at the end of the day you won’t be kicking yourself because you didn’t try hard enough.

What’s on your bucket list?
Denzel, Nadal, Sam Worthington…

I am proud to be Latina because:
It’s where my family comes from and that is what I’m most proud of. I am not Latina only because of my ethnicity but because of my family and that is how I identify myself. My mom and dad always spoke to us in Spanish and took us to Colombia and Peru to keep in touch with our relatives. It’s always been about the memories that I have with my family.

How do you get your Latin fix?
I cook at least once a week in my tiny kitchen in Manhattan. I can make Lomo Saltado, Pescado a la Gallega, Tacu Tacu, Lentejas, Arepas, and so much more! Everything I know I learned from my parents. I don’t believe in writing down recipes so sometimes I call them in Argentina (where they currently live) to ask how much time a steak takes to cook. Food is a HUGE part of our lives. When my family comes to visit we usually make plans around where we’re going to eat.

Spanglish, English, Spanish?
English and Spanish at home, English at work and Spanish with my best friend when we are out and don’t want anyone to understand us. It’s a secret language between us and 8 million other people in NYC.

My favorite Latina stereotype is:
For the New Yorker Latinas I’d say enormous hoop earrings. I love them. They give you attitude!

Best advice from mami and/or abuelita:
My mother always said never be jealous of anyone, always stay confident and if you’re feeling insecure high five everyone.

Favorite home remedy:
El Santo Nino Atocha for when I lose something. It works!

Favorite Quote
El Santo Nino Atocha for when I lose something. It works!

Career Highlights
I’ve opened for great comedians like Colin Quinn, Louis C.K., and Dave Attell, but most importantly David Bowie once deemed me worthy of eye contact outside a comedy venue. Biggest night of my life.

[fun]♦ I am half Colombian and half Peruvian but I grew up in Mexico, Spain and Puerto Rico.
♦ As a child I lived in Singapore for 6 years, learned Cantonese, forgot it all, but still remember every Guns and Roses song by heart.
♦ I coach a kid’s soccer class ages 3 – 4 on the weekends in Central Park. They are so cute!
♦ I like to go to the movies by myself, that way there is no debate over picking the movie.
♦ Before I perform at a show I always listen to punk rock music like Dead Kennedys or Green Day. It gives me the adrenaline rush I need.[/fun]

[career]♦ I’ve opened for great comedians like Colin Quinn, Louis C.K., and Dave Attell, but most importantly David Bowie once deemed me worthy of eye contact outside a comedy venue. Biggest night of my life.[/career]

[description]“If that is your passion then wake up every morning with every intention of succeeding. That way at the end of the day you won’t be kicking yourself because you didn’t try hard enough.”[/description]

6 Comments

  1. Luz Vera /

    Estamos muy orgullosos de ti. Que bueno trabajar en lo que a uno le gusta

  2. ana maria /

    You are an intelligent and sensible young girl.Above all you will be very successful….why do I think so? Because you pursue what you like and do your best to reach it.Congratulations! Doing what you love sure makes getting out of bed easier…. And I congratulate your parents that have transmitted your latino heritage.That´s good.

  3. Lily /

    Wow!!! Great interview!!! She is such an amazing young woman that is fighting for her dreams! Great role model for all young girls, especially for all our latinas!

  4. Stephanie Cardozo /

    I love this latina! She has “chispa”. Something that us Latinas have. What a firecracker with a great sense of sarcasm that is not disparaging. Now THAT is talent!

  5. Julian Andres /

    Donde podemos ver el talento Carolina, para muchos hombres es importante ver la combinación de belleza, carisma y diversión.

  6. Greg Evans /

    Loved this article. I saw her once at her show at Stand up NY and she was really funny. Stood out amongst some other good nyc comics. She is rising.

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