Yamil Piedra is the taller of the two, was born in Havana, Cuba and didn’t make it to the US until 1980. He didn’t begin his comedy career until college in 1997.
Over the years, he has made an appearance on Last Comic Standing, Comic View, Las Vegas, Boston Legal, and Burn Notice. He has also been showcased on various stand-up shows such as Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight, NBC's Stand Up for the Diversity, and a Just for Laughs Showcase.
One sketch that has made Yamil famous is one involving his alter-ego Criss Blaine. The emo-goth jerk whose passion in life is magic. The only think is…he sucks at it, but even worse is that he is the meanest magician in history, yes, even worse than Criss Angel.
His whole demeanor of an overly serious man works well for this stand-up comedian. People underestimate his humor due to his stoic personality. Along with stand-up, he appeared in various movies from the early 2000s to today, including From Justin to Kelly, standing alongside Justin Timberlake.