We had the good fortune of connecting with Alain Gonzalez-Mule and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I graduated from Florida State University I got my first job as a strategic planner working for Zimmerman Advertising. Long hours, little pay, travel and and stress. Still I wouldn’t have changed those initial experiences for the world. I got a crash course in the world of business and marketing in a very creative atmosphere, so essentially in prepared me for how I would market myself. The pressures of a board meeting or deadline are comparable to the pressures of nailing a scene on camera or absolutely crushing a stand-up set. The confidence that a high-pressured work environment gave me allows me to excel at my art. Since this COVID-19 lockdown occurred it’s given me a lot of time to create content, work on my scripts and overall new material. I’m constantly creating videos so if you want to be mildly entertained, look no further. I’ve been hitting the streets and building content for the A line Unscripted pilot that’s still in the works. I also started a new passion project where I highlight local businesses throughout the city. Everything from local bars, restaurants, hobby shops, non-profits and organizations. I’m hoping that it will shed light to the importance of small business within the community. In the era of Amazon and COVID local businesses are finding it harder to survive and are getting left out of the spotlight. These local spots are what given the city its character and charm. My motto is F**K big business, shop local and keep your money in the community. If you want to talk shop give me a shout! I’m always interested in partnering with brands and other local productions, artists etc.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If you’re coming to Miami get ready and eat and drink yourself into a coma. In the morning we’re waking up and getting brunch at B Bistro in Brickell, one of the absolute best brunch sports in the entire city. Those pastelito guava pancakes they have, forget about it! We’re shooting over to South Beach and blasting Uncle Luke while be cross the bridge to go catch some raise and an STD. After that we’re off to the races and taking in the night life in all of it’s glory. Some of the places for a great vibe at night are Spellbound Miami beach, Gramps in Wynwood, Las Rosas, The Wharf in Brickell, and SHH Lounge. There are so many great spots to catch a vibe but these are a few of the great ones for sure. When we want lunch or dinner we’re going to Ariete in the Grove, YardBird in Miami Beach, Samurai for some great hibachi, La Habana Vieja off of Miracle Mile for the best cuban for in Miami and then grab a coffee and a dessert at El Brazo Fuerto bakery. If we want to just get trashed and eat some comfort food I have to say we’re going to Flannigans because that’s the most Miami thing that you can do. I also love this little arcade called “Odyssey Arcade” that sells beers and has a bunch of old school arcade games. I could spend hours in that joint. So many amazing spots yet so little time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The day to day acknowledgments with the people who interact with my craft and appreciate it as something meaningful or impactful influences me a great deal. When I get a message or approached after a show by someone just thanking me for entertaining them, that fills me with purpose. Whenever I start doubting myself or even have an inkling of quitting I just need one person. One absolute stranger telling me “You are hilarious” or “That made my day”. I want to excel in my craft for self fulfillment but the root of it are the people.