The Payoffs of Chasing After Your Dreams | Stephan; Juan Dyer; Cajiao | TEDxUPM

  • In 2017, Stephan and Juan were two of the youngest Senior Managers in one of Canada's top banks. While achieving professional success in a foreign country felt really good, comedy was their true passion. The time then came to make a big decision: to continue living being comfortable, but unfulfilled, or to quit their jobs and pursue their dreams. Stephan Dyer & Juan Cajiao are international bilingual, award-winning stand-up comedians born in Costa Rica and Colombia, respectively. Their weekly shows in Spanish and English in Toronto, sold out Spanish comedy workshops, as well as their numerous awards in Public Speaking earned them the prestigious Latin Comedians of the Year Prize by Latin Awards Canada (2017). They both founded MalPensando- Club de Comedia Canadá, the first and only Spanish Comedy & Public Speaking school in Canada, and just finished their third international comedy tour through 7 cities in Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia. They’ve performed over 300 shows in 14 cities across 8 countries, been invited to participate in Comedy Central (callback), received The Second City Diversity Fellowship, and have been part of a number of Canadian projects on radio and television. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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