Juan de los Santos Collantes Rojas (‘Tripita’) is a benchmark among traveling comedians. Fourteen years after his death, which occurred on June 20, 2008 due to lymph node cancer, a new street artist has been making his way with a style that evokes the late star of street theater.
Henry Pancratius it is also called the ‘new Tripita’ by the public. Comedians of the stature of Kike Suero and Edwin Aurora have recognized his talent.
Who is Henry Pancratius?
His real name is
Henry Canedo Cortez (23 years old) and is originally from Piura.
He met his wife, the Venezuelan Frambelis Vizcaya during a presentation in Pisco. Currently, he has a son. The baby is called Alessandro.
The family traveled to Lima to settle in Villa María del Triunfo and be able to access better medical treatment for the little boy, who has been suffering from seizures since he was 9 months old.
Henry Pancracio: the heir to ‘Tripita’?
Born in 1998, at the height of the itinerant comedians, Henry Pancracio denies having a relationship with ‘Tripita’, although that does not prevent him from taking advantage of their physical similarities and having him as a reference.
“I did not meet him. I would have liked to meet him”he stated in the interview with “Al sixth day”, broadcast on September 24.
“He is a teacher not only for the new generation, but also for the old one and being nicknamed ‘Tripita junior’ is more than a compliment, it is a responsibility,” he said.
In that line, he acknowledges that he copied many things, such as the stop or the gestures when going back.
“He has the gestures, the face. Super similar”, said Mónica Cabrejos.
Why doesn’t Henry Pancracio act in Chabuca Granda?
“Acting in Chabuca Granda is my dream”, affirms Henry Pancracio. However, he reports that access is complicated. “You cannot work if you are not a member of the association (of International Urban Comic Artists (AACUIN)) or you are the son of a traveling comedian. And I’m not the son of a comedian.”
Despite this limitation, “Tripita Junior” found a window on TikTok, a social network in which he is followed by 70,700 people.
In addition, he managed to stand out in the casting organized by Edwin Aurora for his new association of traveling comedians.
“I would like to share and teach you some things. You are very good”, praised Kike Suero, who acted as judge of the event.
Henry Pancratius He affirms that he seeks to be known in street comedy by doing “white theater”. In other words, he without resorting to vulgarity.