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.
Currently at The American Comedy Co.:
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Filipino-American comedian Rex Navarrete, star of the stand-up DVDs Hella Pinoy, Badass Madapaka! and Komik Organik, headlines San Diego's American Comedy Co. After two decades in the comedy business, the San Francisco native has performed at clubs all over the country, not to mention Europe and Asia. Not strictly limited to material for the Filipino audience, Navarrete finds the universality in the American immigrant experience -- while still managing to get in a few jabs at Filipino icons like boxer Manny Pacquiao. Learn More
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Featured review from Mrs. FixitRed Velvet
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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.
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Fun night. Packed house. Always go an hour early to this place to get good seats. The second show seems to usually start late so best to go to the first. Otherwise you're going to be standing outside in line for a while. About the food, it's not...continued
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.