Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy to which audiences everywhere can relate. Recognized for his wild hair and his often-imitated phrase, “what’s up, fool?” people are surprised to find out that Felipe is also the same person referred to and imitated in infamous stories by fellow comedian, Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe won NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010, and soon after, starred in and produced his first one hour Showtime special. He is now touring comedy clubs and theaters across the world and working on a new one hour special. Don’t miss Felipe Esparza live at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
Felipe also appeared in two advertising campaigns in 2014. The first was for the 2015 Honda Fit, where they created a campaign with Felipe in mind as the spokesperson. It was the first time Honda had created a campaign for the Fit targeted specifically to the Latino market. This campaign involved a heavy social media component and earned it a place in the top 5 Latino social media ad campaigns. Adweek also highlighted the ad for the way it targets Hispanic millennials by making fun of the way advertisers try to target Hispanic millennials. The second ad campaign launched during the fall of 2014 for Target Mobile services with three different, quirky, fast-paced commercials co-starring Felipe and Lauren Lapkus (from “Orange Is the New Black.)”
In addition to winning the top prize on Last Comic Standing, Felipe has appeared on numerous television shows including “The Eric Andre Show,” “Arsenio Hall,” “The Tonight Show,” “Lopez Tonight,” TruTV’s “World’s Dumbest,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey.” In 2009, he appeared in his first two feature-length films, “The Deported,” with Nick Turturro, Talia Shire and Paul Rodriguez and “I’m Not Like That No More,” a film based on his stand-up comedy where he stars as Paul Rodriguez’ son.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 1 for $20.50 and $25.50 and can be purchased online or by calling 775-325-7401.