Ruperto Vanderpool is a comedian and actor who was born and raised in the Bronx by Dominican parents. He talks to Latino USA senior producer Daisy Rosario about living the standup life and how standup is a “better high” (he says) than skydiving. Vanderpool also discusses the jokes he tells about his Afro-Latino identity, performing for all-white audiences, and doing a comedy show in Prince’s mansion.

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