Los Angeles, CA (Blog)- Congratulations to our comedic, editing, actor now director buddy Claude Shires for his directorial debut on HBO Latino. Felipe Esparza provides a hilarious set, a look at being Latino in America, constantly translating due to his accent and ethnic stature, I can relate.
THE SHOW: HBO Latino presents
Felipe Esparza: Translate This
Executive producers Felipe Esparza, Lesa O’Daniel Esparza and Christopher Smith
Produced by Claude Shires and Stuart Sauvarin
Directed by Claude Shires
Written by Felipe Esparza
Claude Shires and I met while doing a comedy casual in Hollywood produced by our mutual friend actor, producer, comic Mark Christopher Lawrence, @MarkChrLawrence. We quickly commiserated on the trapping of the hustle and bonded over editing video while doing everything else. It makes sense that he would naturally shift over to directing and specifically a stand-up comic cable tv special. I saw this on his Linked in feed and had to do a shout out.
Congrats man and who's HBO special is next man? Do you have clout?
Check out the show,
Comedian Felipe Esparza stars in his first HBO stand-up Felipe Esparza: Translate This.
Appearing at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, California, Esparza finds humor in his unique life experiences while discussing topics such as immigration, his ongoing difficulty translating for his parents, being a once-not-so-great single dad while dating single moms, his current challenges in raising his blond-haired, blue-eyed stepson, and more.
The winner of Last Comic Standing in 2010, Esparza has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Superstore (in a recurring role), The Tonight Show, Lopez Tonight, Premium Blend, The Eric Andre Show, Comic View and Galavisión’s Que Locos, where he made more appearances than any other comedian. His film credits include The Deportedand I’m Not Like That No More, a feature based on his stand-up comedy, as well as his first stand-up special, They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You. Esparza is also the host of the podcast What’s Up Fool?, which he launched in 2014.