CMAC Member of the Month – Ismael “Smiley” Calderon

CMAC is full of individuals working hard to learn new skills, create content, and sharing with community members like you. Each month we will highlight a CMAC member, their story, and the programming they create. For February, our member of the month is Ismael “Smiley” Calderon! Smiley has been a member for over a year now and has volunteered on shows such as Yo Soy! while also starring in his own show; Smiley G’s Stand Up Evening of Comedy. We asked Smiley a few questions, and here’s what he had to say:


1) What’s your favorite part about CMAC?

“I love that CMAC is a powerful low-cost community resource staffed with friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff.”

2) What was the worst job you ever had?

– The worst job I ever had involved no sleep and watching a lot of kiddos…all I can say is, Thank God for alcohol!

3) What is you favorite quote?

– “I’m a day late and a dollar short”

4) Why?

– Because it’s true. Gotta keep on grinding…

5) What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

– Believe it or not, Tongue tacos, aka Tacos de lengua…the whole time I chewed on one, I couldn’t stop thinking about the neverending gumminess of how it would feel chewing on my own tongue…eww.

6) If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?

– If a movie was made of my life it would be a tragedy – a comic tragedy.  It would be cool if Michael Peña played me, lol…

7) You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

– Something easy and smooth, like a James Taylor song, or some Bob Marley…

8) What would the title of your autobiography be?

– smileyFUCked

9) What is your favorite magical or mythological animal?

– Unicorn

10) What is your spirit animal?

– Lion

11) What’s the most out-of-character thing you’ve ever done?

–  I took a modern dance class.  Lol – Mad respect for choreographers…

12) If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?

-1990s estilo cholo chicano de Santa Ana

13) What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?

– Braces, with rubber bands and all…

14) If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

– Inspiring people to empathize and keep hope and love alive.

15) What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

– It’s hard to hit a moving target

16) What does your favorite shirt look like?

– A throbbing and juicy full-sized eggplant with the subtitle “Dinner-time”

Posted: February 4th, 2020 / Updated: 7:12 pm

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