There is a saying in the Dominican Republic that when someone is insane they belong in "el cuarto veintiocho" (Room 28); a reference to the insane asylum located at the 28th milepost between the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo. Here in the United States when you refer to Room 28, you are being reminded of a similar insane group of people—a collective of Hispanic comedic actors who are quickly taking the world of sketch comedy by storm.
Consisting of the “Core Five” players, Jaime Fernandez, Jerry “Elmo DiFoca” Diaz, Michael “Juan Bago” Diaz, Anthony Palmini and Rachel “La Loca” Strauss-Muniz, Room 28 and their supporting cast of up and coming actors brings laughter and bladder control issues to thousands of fans via filmed skits broadcasted through various outlets, including thoroughly-produced live shows, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. Highlighting topics from subway R&B singers to Latino superheroes, Room 28 showcases humor in various situations—and the laughter is contagious. Everyone is now asking, "Who are these nuts in Room 28?" and more importantly, "How can I see more of them?” With a unique product offering, Room 28 has built quite the fan-base, which includes a diverse set of millennial tastemakers and influencers. Between a track record of consecutively SOLD OUT live shows between 2014 and 2015 and the creative and highly-produced web content, Room 28 is fulfilling the demand for high-quality, Latino-based comedy in the USA.