By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
They’ve been known for making comedic spoof videos, but uptown funnymen Michael Diaz and Oscar Martinez have made sure their latest video packs a powerful message: to vote in the upcoming Presidential election.
Diaz and Martinez, known respectively as Juan Bago & O, have released more than a dozen parody videos, but this time around they wanted to focus on political awareness – with a funny twist, of course.
“We wanted to send a message to go out there and vote, and to make a difference,” said Diaz of Washington Heights.
The Dominican-American duo also hopes their video — officially released on Thursday — will reach the Latino community. The pair has a large Latino following behind their spoof videos including “Dominis in the Heights,” “Vivaporu” and their biggest hit, “Pan Con Queso” (which scored more than a million views on YouTube).
“The Latino vote is key (in this election),” Diaz said. “We hope it sparks something, and makes people aware of how important it is to vote.”