Translating Struggle into Standup with Felipe Esparza
Felipe Esparza’s story is a twisted, modern-day fairy tale: The son of immigrant parents learns English to help his parents, joins a gang, gets addicted to drugs, has his life threatened, then meets a spiritual advisor who pushes him to get clean and follow his dream of being a comedian. These... [Read More]
Last comic still standing: Felipe Esparza talks about how he’s grown with his first HBO special
The last time I spoke at length with Felipe Esparza, he was enjoying the fruits of his success as a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, headlining a theater tour with his fellow finalists that came through New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Esparza quickly capitalized on that with an... [Read More]
Last comic still standing: Felipe Esparza talks about how he’s grown with his first HBO special
The last time I spoke at length with Felipe Esparza, he was enjoying the fruits of his success as a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, headlining a theater tour with his fellow finalists that came through New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Esparza quickly capitalized on that with an... [Read More]
Last comic still standing: Felipe Esparza talks about how he’s grown with his first HBO special
The last time I spoke at length with Felipe Esparza, he was enjoying the fruits of his success as a winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, headlining a theater tour with his fellow finalists that came through New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Esparza quickly capitalized on that with an... [Read More]
Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, and More Are Headed to the 2017 Riot LA Comedy Festival
Los Angeles’s annual alt comedy festival Riot LA takes place in January, and today the initial lineup of headliners was announced. The festival takes place from Friday, January 20th through Sunday the 22nd, and Mel Brooks is slated to open the festival with a Blazing Saddles screening and Q&am... [Read More]
Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, and More Are Headed to the 2017 Riot LA Comedy Festival
Los Angeles’s annual alt comedy festival Riot LA takes place in January, and today the initial lineup of headliners was announced. The festival takes place from Friday, January 20th through Sunday the 22nd, and Mel Brooks is slated to open the festival with a Blazing Saddles screening and Q&am... [Read More]
Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, and More Are Headed to the 2017 Riot LA Comedy Festival
Los Angeles’s annual alt comedy festival Riot LA takes place in January, and today the initial lineup of headliners was announced. The festival takes place from Friday, January 20th through Sunday the 22nd, and Mel Brooks is slated to open the festival with a Blazing Saddles screening and Q&am... [Read More]
Riot LA Comedy Festival announces Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, and more
Back and bigger than ever, KCRW presents the 5th annual Riot LA Comedy Festival January 20-22, 2017. The fest is expanding into the Microsoft Theater, The Novo and Orpheum and returning to the Theatre at the Ace in Downtown LA. “The Lot” will be hosted by Super Deluxe and features everyo... [Read More]
ABC Is Developing a Sibling Comedy Starring Dustin Ybarra and Felipe Esparza
ABC has a new comedy in the works. According to Deadline, the network is developing a single-cam comedy by Peter Murrieta and Bobby Bowman with comedians Felipe Esparza (Last Comic Standing) and Dustin Ybarra (Chelsea Lately, The Goldbergs) attached to star. The untitled project centers on “th... [Read More]