Tell me about your artistic life
I am a writer, actor, audiobook narrator and comedian! I have, in no order of preference narrated over a dozen Audiobooks for Audible; acted in several off Broadway productions and have even been nominated for an acting award; I've written and starred in many YouTube shorts, some of which have gone globally viral and I also do stand-up around New York!
What are you currently working on right now?
Right now I am finalizing my next Audiobook and also preparing for my next sketch comedy show which will be at the end of April
What visa are you on right now?
O-1B Artist Visa
Tell me about any difficulties you may have faced while applying for the visa?
The huge backlog caused a great delay in the approval process. I didn't find out until 5 months later.
Do you have any advice for people who might want to apply for the same visa as you?
Yes! Always use a good lawyer, such as Marcus. I tried to self- petition and that completely backfired incurring a loss of time, money and a lot of effort. It wasn't worth it and I have no regrets about leaving this sort of thing in the capable hands of someone who knows what they are talking about.
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