A Ville Platte comedian is in the national spotlight, showcasing his comedic skills on Nick Cannon's improv and comedy sketch show "Wild 'N Out."
"Chase your dreams, there's no limitation to what you can do," Henry Alfred said. It's exactly what Alfred, who is a Ville Platte native, decided to do. Some of his comedic videos went viral, reaching people beyond his hometown.
"Chris Brown shared a couple," Alfred said. "Snoop Dogg shared a couple and I was blown away."
He took a chance and reached out to a fellow comedian, in hopes of landing his next opportunity.
"I contacted Nick Cannon and I was like 'Hey man can I get on "Wild 'N Out?"' It took a few days for him to get back to me and he was like 'Hey man are you ready?' and I was like 'Yeah I'm ready!" At the time, a competition was being held to find the show's next star.
During the audition process Cannon stated, "That's the beautiful thing about this show. It's a platform for new stars to kind of jump in and cultivate their skills and be discovered."
Alfred would then spend two weeks in Atlanta going through the audition process and attending workshops, along with hundreds of other comedians.
He's now one of four who will be featured on the show this season. While he may be from a small town, he has big dreams he hopes will inspire others.
"You never know who's watching and that's really what I'm trying to get across to the kids," Alfred said. "You never know what potential you have. What you can bring to the table. Just push to be the best you can be."