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Felipe Esparza is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy that

audiences everywhere can relate to. With his signature

wild hair, and his often-imitated phrase, “what's up,

fool?”, he has been associated with his good friend

Gabriel Iglesias, who often recounts (and imitates) his

experiences with Felipe in his act. After 16 years of

stand-up comedy, various television appearances and

two movies, Felipe walked away with the title prize on

NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. In 2012, Felipe

starred in and produced his first one-hour special,

“They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You“, for Showtime. It is

currently available on DVD and Netflix.

Felipe is a

product of the

streets of the

Boyle Heights


near East Los

Angeles and

much of his

material is the result of trying to find 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... the guy who

hasn’t changed and probably never will. 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’s other television appearances include

regular segments on TruTV’s “World’s

Dumbest…”, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, “Comics

Unleashed”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”,

and “Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the

El Rey”, Showtime's “Comics Without Borders”,

TBS’s “Lopez Tonight”, and Galavisión's first

English-speaking show, “Que Locos” (which

spurred the careers of several successful Latino

comedians). He is currently touring comedy

clubs and theaters across the country and is

working on his next hour stand-up special.

Felipe's Channel

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    What's Up Fool?

    Comedian Felipe Esparza talks with random people he finds interesting. It might be somebody kind of famous or it might be that homeless guy at the end of your street who you walk past every day without saying hello. Everyone has a story to tell about how they got where they are, no matter who they are.