The latest winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Felipe Esparza, is known for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, “What’s up, fool?” His raw, real-life comedy that so many can relate to is what draws the crowds to see him. His first one-hour special, Felipe Esparza: They‘re Not Gonna Laugh at You premieres on December 28th on SHOWTIME at 10:00 pm ET/PT.
Esparza explained the idea behind the special’s title by saying, ”One time, before the show I made a mistake and told my mother that I was nervous to which she replied: ‘Don’t worry, nobody is going to laugh at you, relax.’”
Esparza also has acting experience under his belt. His television credits include ABC’s Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, BET’s Comic View, and Galavisión’s Que Locos. In 2009, he appeared in his first two feature-length films: The Deported, with Nick Turturro, Talia Shire and Paul Rodriguez, and I’m Not Like That No More, a movie based on his stand-up comedy, also starring Paul Rodriguez.
Check out some stand-up of Felipe here, courtesy of YouTube:
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