Julio Torres is the mind behind some of the most unique skits on Saturday Night Live to date. He authored “Melania Moments,” a series of short vignettes that poke fun at the First Lady while also painting her as a moody, pensive prisoner of circumstance. He’s behind the parody commercial “Wells for Boys,” a Fisher Price toy made especially for sensitive little boys.
Torres grew up in El Salvador but dreamed of coming to New York City from a young age. Now he lives there and performs stand-up while at the same time writing for SNL. Maria Hinojosa sits down with Torres to discuss his childhood, his burgeoning comedy career and his unique sense of humor.
NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, produced by Futuro Media, is the longest running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media.