A product of the streets of East Los Angeles, FELIPE ESPARZA is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to. Felipe won NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010, and soon after, starred in and produced his first 1 hour Showtime special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You,” (now available on DVD and streaming on Netflix) and is now touring and selling out comedy clubs and theaters across the world.
He also launched a popular new podcast in 2014, entitled, “What’s Up Fool?, on the All Things Comedy podcast network. Felipe is a recurring character on NBC’s “Superstore” and has an upcoming one-hour comedy special due to premier on a major cable network in the Fall of 2017. 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”, “Comics Unleashed”, Showtime’s “Comics Without Borders”, BET’s “Comic View”, and Galavisión’s “Que Locos” (where he had more appearances than any other comedian). 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.
Felipe has also appeared in two major ad campaigns – first as the Latino spokesman for the 2015 Honda Fit, a campaign that was highly praised by Adweek, and the second was for Target Mobile services with three different, quirky, fast-paced commercials co-starring Felipe and Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black). Felipe has also recently been featured on the popular Comedy Central storytelling series, “This Is Not Happening” and will make return appearances in the new season of “The Eric Andre Show” premiering summer 2017.