On November 17, 2020, my friend and frequent collaborator Juan Carlos Hernandez uploaded his latest comedy film, El Grande de Corona, to the Google-owned video platform YouTube. As Juan describes it, El Grande de Corona is a timely set of comedy sketches about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Per the film’s description on YouTube, El Grande de Corona is a comedic tour de force about what happens when “a couple puts on a variety show for the elderly, with commercials.”
I contributed some material to El Grande de Corona (which derives its title from El Grande de Coca Cola, a musical comedy review conceived by Diz White & Ron House and written by Diz White, Ron House, John Neville Andrews, Alan Shearman, & Sally Willis). I didn’t do as much in this project as I did with our previous three films; I wrote parody lyrics to a song that Juan liked but ended up not using, and I suggested a few jokes that Juan did use in the finished version.
El Grande de Corona has a running time of 48:06 and was filmed entirely in New York City. It’s free to watch on YouTube; heck, you can watch it from this blog post if you like!