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FELIPE ESPARZA is a product of the streets of East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, to be exact). There is no subject that Felipe can‘t make fun of. He could stand on a stage without a single joke and make people laugh, but that wouldn‘t happen. He is one of the best comedy writers in the business. Featuring MELISSA VILLASENOR (America's Got Talent, Adventure Time)
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 neighborhood of 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 TruTV’s “World’s Dumbest…”, “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 Englishspeaking show, “Que Locos” (which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias). He is currently touring comedy clubs and theaters across the country.
Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”