Comedian Gilbert Esquivel at the Ice House
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The last date listed for Comedian Gilbert Esquivel was Saturday January 6, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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“A funny dude.” —Ventura County Star
Listen to samples of Gilbert’s comedy (bottom of page).
Gilbert Esquivel won his first awards in junior high school, for Funniest Boy and Biggest Flirt. He applies these attributes in his comedy to this day. “I make the audience laugh, then I flirt with the person that hired me so I can get paid.”
Gilbert used to cross the country with his parents working in the fields. Now he travels the country doing jokes in comedy clubs, churches, prisons, colleges, The Apollo Theater and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
It all started one night when he visited a comedy club in Los Angeles. A comedian tried picking on Gilbert who was seated in the front…bad move. After receiving a good ole’ fashion ghetto spanking, the comedian backed off and Gilbert was invited on stage to tell a joke and stole the show. He was asked back the following week, Silly Gil caught the comedy bug and the rest is history.
Gilbert won his first comedy competition just one year into his stand-up career at the world famous Ice House in Pasadena, Ca. and has been seen on many television shows that include Que locos as well as being one of the first Latino semi-finalists on BET’s comicview.
His comedy influences were Freddy Prinze, Paul Rodriguez and Richard Pryor.