Last Comic Standing Winner Felipe Esparza
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The last date listed for Comedian Felipe Esparza was Sunday December 29, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Named one of Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People in 2013, comedian, writer and native New Yorker Michael Che is a star on the rise who makes jokes about everything from gentrification on the Lower East Side to the difference between being in love and being in like. He's parlayed his talent and smarts into a guest writing gig for Saturday Night Live and an appearance on Comedy Central's John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Che has also appeared on Best Week Ever, Money from Strangers and Bunk, while traveling across the globe to participate in prestigious comedy festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Learn More
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The AmericanComedy Club is a nice venue. We made sure to arrive early and with our entire group because the seats are first come first serve and the entire party must be present before they will seat you. The MC was great and the warm up comics were enjoyable as well. Felipe is a funny guy and gave a great performance. I have to admit though I didn't quite catch what he was saying 20% of the time. I don't know if it was because of the accoustics and I was on 1 side of the room or I simply missed what he said. I would hear the place rolling in laughter and I had missed it. I wondered if I was right up front if that would have happened. Anyway if was a fun night but realize your will need to spend an additional $20-$30 a person to meet the minimum purchase required. We had a fun night out.
Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. Known for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, "what's up, fool?", people are always surprised to find out that Felipe is also the same person referred to and imitated in several infamous stories by fellow comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe has most recently been seen as the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing (2010) and is currently touring comedy clubs and theaters across the country.
Felipe is a product of the streets of East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, to be exact) and much of his material is the result of seeing the humor in the struggles of everyday life. "Over the years, I've noticed so many changes in all the neighborhoods around me. Gentrification starts to happen and bad neighborhoods start to become good but I like to show the other side of it... I have a joke that kind of shows that. It starts off, 'I know I'm not a tough guy, but I'm pretty sure I can beat up everyone who shops at Trader Joe's'."
Felipe got immediate television exposure when he appeared on a Showtime Diamonds in the Rough segment just 1 1/2 years into his stand-up career. Since that time, he has appeared on numerous television shows, including 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 Galavision's Que Locos (where he holds the title of most appearances by any comedian).
In 2009, he appeared in his first two feature-length films: The Deported with Nick Turturro, Talia Shire, and Paul Rodriguez, and a feature-length film based on his stand-up comedy called I’m Not Like That No More, where he stars opposite Paul Rodriguez. His 1-hour stand-up special called They're Not Gonna Laugh at You aired Showtime in fall 2011.