Xchel Hernandez is a stand up comedian and improvisor currently residing in Hollywood, CA. He has performed in several comedy festivals including Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Out of Bounds, Hollywood Improv Festival, Duke City and The Phoenix Improv Festival where he was selected as the Best Of The Festival Performer. Xchel has studied at Second City Hollywood, iO West, iO Chicago, The Huge Theatre and The Torch Theatre. He was chosen as iO West’s Student of the year in 2015 and is currently a Main Stage Performer. In 2016, Xchel embarked on an Armed Forces Entertainment Tour in Europe. He is also the creator of Borderwatch, a one man show satirizing immigration in the United States and Total Recall Governor, a comedic look at campaign finance reform, which both premiered at Second City. You can see his latest work in the web series, Bipolar Becky.
In 2017, Xchel was selected as one of an elite group of eight students on a year long journey to learn the fundamental techniques to directing Second City’s style of sketch comedy and improv.