Felipe Esparza is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his stand-up special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You” (2012).
And his recurring roles on “Superstore” (2016, 2017) and “The Eric Andre Show” (2012), “Last Comic Standing” (winner – 2010), “World’s Dumbest…” (2014), his podcast “What’s Up Fool?” on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, “Translate This” (premiering on HBO, 2017).
Event Date: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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Comedian Felipe Esparza stars in his first HBO comedy special — an uproarious hour of stand-up featuring his unconventional riffs on the immigrant experience and life’s everyday battles!
Felipe talks about funding his special, falling off the wagon and advice to future comics!
LatinLife CEO Eric Osuna gets an Exclusive Interview with “What’s Up Fool” El Genio! Felipe Esparza ….Don’t Miss it!!!!
My new 1 hour special “Translate This” premieres on HBO & HBO Latino!
About HBO special
Best known for a raw and real comic sensibility, actor and comedian Felipe Esparza stars in his first stand-up on the network FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS on HBO and HBO Latino SATURDAY, SEPT. 30 (10:00-11:10 p.m.) during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Appearing at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, Cal., Esparza finds humor in his unique life experiences while discussing topics such as immigration, his ongoing difficulty translating for his parents, being a once-not-so-great single dad while dating single moms, his current challenges in raising his blond-haired, blue-eyed stepson, and more.
The winner of “Last Comic Standing” in 2010, Esparza has appeared on numerous TV shows, including “Superstore” (in a recurring role), “The Tonight Show,” “Lopez Tonight,” “Premium Blend,” “The Eric Andre Show,” “Comic View” and Galavisión’s “Que Locos,” where he made more appearances than any other comedian. His film credits include “The Deported” and “I’m Not Like That No More,” a feature based on his stand-up comedy, as well as his first stand-up special, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You.” Esparza is also the host of the podcast What’s Up Fool?, which he launched in 2014.
The executive producers of FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS are Felipe Esparza, Lesa O’Daniel Esparza and Christopher Smith; produced by Claude Shires and Stuart Sauvarin; directed by Claude Shires; written by Felipe Esparza.
‘Felipe Esparza: Translate This’ Teaser Trailer | HBO
During a stint in rehab before he was 21, Felipe was asked what he wanted out of life. As a young immigrant growing up in the projects in Boyle Heights (East L.A.) and then as a teenage father with a drug and alcohol problem, it was a difficult task because he had never thought that far ahead. Among the items on that list, “to be happy”, and “be a stand-up comedian” – because of how he connected to an old Bill Cosby album when he was younger.
Up until that question, Felipe was under the impression that life was over at 18.