Hello, this is my simple website (so I don’t have to spend too much time updating it).
I was born in Rome and worked for Comedy Central Italy as late night show correspondent, host and writer for public radio, voice actor (Japanese anime), and pizza delivery guy (with moped). I currently have a real job while focusing on personal projects like the stuff you're visiting now.
I founded a bunch of virtually-impossible-to-monetize idealistic companies in my life, gathering a few million views through political satire videos in the early days of YouTube and OTT streaming (which opened the door to Comedy Central, Discovery Networks, public radio, and similar gigs). Before actually trying to perform anything in front of the camera, I studied to become an Industrial Designer.
I like improvisational theater and I care about tech, humanities, self-awareness, empathy, community, fun, and how the intersection of those affects life and relationships. I'm a very emotional and impulsive stoic.
I self-produce my work—including commissions from broadcast networks. I write, code, record, design, edit, 3D-print (not all exceptionally, but I am great at failing). I make what I need, I use what I make.
“Metaphorically speaking, a person's ideas must be the building he lives in—otherwise there is something terribly wrong.” — Søren Kierkegaard
I live in Chicago with another human (who is a great person) and a dog (also a great person). I am focused on no-bullshit projects (according to me) like this blog and recording meaningful interviews (about 40 so far) with interesting guests from places like Pixar, Google, and The Second City. Even if I know I’ll never be fluent in it, I am trying to learn a third language: Japanese. I can read it, though I mostly have no clue of what anything means.
Whatever language you may speak, you can get in touch now. S’accetta tutto, pure romanesco.
1986: Born in Rome, Italy. 1997: First PC: Pentium MMX 266 MHz. Learning Visual Basic. 1998: Got online convincing my parents to buy a U.S. Robotics 56K V90 modem (they weren't sure what it was for). 1999: Started learning HTML, CSS. And English (not enough resources available in Italian). 2001: Started learning Macromedia Fireworks & Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Discreet 3dsmax. 2002: First coming out. 2004: First Mac. Founded print and web design company 'Ensemble S.c.r.l.'. 2005: Started college: Industrial Design and Architecture. 2007: Veered towards humanities. Transfer to Contemporary Literature. 2008: Voice actor for Japanese anime in Italian (i.e. Neon Genesis, Code Geass, Gundam). 2009: First 1M+ views for independent satire video. Dropped out of college, hired full time as videographire and satire author by national newspaper. 2010: Started working in public radio as content strategist and creator. 2011: Bombed on stage real bad. Decided to travel to the US alone and attend The Second City. 2012: Digital Art Director for newspaper “Pubblico”. Overviewed UX and UI of mobile and web apps, plus TV ads development. 2013: Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central Italy. Founded 'Improv Italia'. 2015: Moved to Chicago. Back to college in the US. 2016: Started hosting a 2yrs. run on public radio in Italy, from Chicago. 2017: Graduated college. Hosted first Italian TV show for Discovery Networks Int'l, from Chicago. 2018: Started '2343 No BS Interviews' (initially 'The Hoomanist/Hoomans') 2019: Creative Marketing Manager 2020: SimShow
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