Social media ‘crazy’ about Deno
Even if the name Deno Crazy doesn’t immediately ring a bell, there’s a 50-50 chance that you’ve come across at least one of his videos.
The Jamaican comedian, whose given name is Andre Dixon, has honed his talent and built a platform for himself.
He has been growing in popularity through the short skits posted on his Instagram page, which boasts an impressive 439,000 followers and counting.
“I was always a jovial person around my friends even from a younger age. People always find my personality to be comedic, so I’d just always entertain my friends naturally,” he explained.
His stage name is derived from the name of Brazilian football player Ronaldinho. He got the nickname Deno from playing football in his community.
Garnering at least 100,000 views per video, his skits are mainly based around daily activities with his friends and current trends.
Through his antics, he landed the opportunity to appear on dancehall artiste Govana’s Hamants Convo video, as the character Chris.
“He [Govana] reached out to me because he thought I was the perfect person for the role and I knew it would have been a great vibe to work with him,” Deno said.
Since then, he has gained recognition and is being sought out for other projects, both locally and internationally. There is also the possibility of him venturing into different areas of entertainment.
Grateful for the support, the comedian is riding the wave and focused on living in the moment.
“I’m never concerned about relevancy because what I do, I do it from my heart and for the love. But as a business-minded person, I always try to keep my work ethics as high as possible,” he said.