Hi! Welcome! So you want to know a little about me?

It all began on summer evening in August. It was the evening before one of the biggest local festivals in my hometown, the beautiful town of Donostia. My parents were strolling and looking for ice cream – Oh, Now I see why I like ice cream so much now – . It was a full moon and everything went well-  atleast that’s what they tell me… – I cried, my mother cried, and my father became a father.

At a very young age, I learned how to swim in a public swimming pool on Ondarreta Beach – yeah, I still don’t understand the point of having a swimming pool on the beach – and how to build sand castles with a little caterpillar toy. Soon after that pre-school started and I played Shepard number 3 in the Christmas school play. We didn’t have Santa Claus (or Papa Noel, as we say in Spain) instead we have a much more cool guy named Olentzero, who is a coal miner.

When I turned was six years old, our whole family flew to one of the most magical places in the world: the Canary Islands. We let up the humid Basque Country climate for the warm Canarian winters. Soon after, school started, we kids would play and life kept on its general course. I turned into a geek – I wouldn’t call myself a dork, although some might… and those some would have a terrible death – I wrote my first software by the age of 9, I built my first computer by 11, I cracked Windows 95 by 14, and I broke my first computer monitor two months after…

Jiu Jitsu, Handball, swimming, sailing, basketball, football, taekwondo, judo, tennis, squash and roller-skating, are just some of the sports that I excelled in- or at least that’s what my parents thought and so they would sign me up –  I was a good student too, so nothing too exciting happened during those years – I think my therapist would disagree – until I went to University. I was a good boy so I majored in most promising degree, which was also the one with lowest unemployment rates: Telecoms Engineering-  Yes, I did that, who would’ve thought? – and my idyllic career started – boring anecdotes, boring job interviews, boring jobs. Truth is, I worked for a defense company, so, If I leaked anything, I’d have to kill you.

Madrid, I love this city. After finishing my studies and landing a job I ended up moving here, my fate was keeping it for me. In Madrid, I discovered one of the most joyful activities an individual can partake in, IMPRO – Not much else to add, it’s pure truth – I became hooked; I took workshop, I traveled to watch improv performances, I talked about improv, I wrote about improv, I dreamt about improv – and others details that wouldn’t interest you much about improv.

Impro Impar was founded – the second time around – and we started to act with other Madrid improv teams, and boy was it ever fun. Suddenly, we were performing once a month, then once every two weeks, and soon after we had our own weekly performance: 3 en impro. We performed exhaustively, three days a week, and I felt pure joy.

After confronting reality, I was faced with a difficult choice; follow my heart or keep spending more money on therapy. I decided to leave my engineering life behind and now I am fully devoted to the art I love, free diving. Yes, I’m thinking of becoming a world champion and a professional instructor – WAIT, NO! KARLOS, YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR – Oh yeah, that’s true…

And the rest is yet to come…