Felipe Esparza

Sun Feb 24 2019

7:00 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Raleigh Improv

1224 Parkside Main St Cary, NC 27519

$20.00 - $70.00

Ages 21+

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General Admission – first come, first seated
VIP includes preferred seating and meet & greet  

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Felipe Esparza

  • Felipe Esparza

    Felipe Esparza

    Latin/Hispanic

    Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza got his start as a comedian all because someone asked him to list 5 goals in life. During a stint in rehab before he was 21, Felipe was asked what he wanted out of life. As a young immigrant growing up in the projects in Boyle Heights (East L.A.) and then as a teenage father with a drug and alcohol problem, it was a difficult task because he had never thought that far ahead. Among the items on that list, "to be happy", and "be a stand-up comedian" - because of how he connected to an old Bill Cosby album when he was younger. Up until that question, Felipe was under the impression that life was over at 18.
    If you had told him back then that all this life experience would one day make people laugh, he wouldn't have believed it. From being raised in the projects in a family of 9 living in the most gang-infested neighborhood in the country to winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing", to selling out live comedy shows all over the country and being able to act in TV shows and movies, Felipe's life has been anything but boring. He worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for fellow comedians such as Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez, then took a leap of faith and went out on his own - which led to very little income and opportunity at first.
    After the 16-year "overnight success" of winning Last Comic Standing, Felipe went on to produce his first hour long stand-up comedy special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (now on Netflix). He has also made several TV appearances such as recurring roles on "The Eric Andre Show" and NBC's "Superstore", TruTV's "World's Dumbest" and "Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey" and was the spokesman for a national Honda campaign and a national Target Mobile campaign. During his early years as a comedian, Felipe was part of the successful stand-up comedy TV show, "Que Locos" on Galavisión (the only English-speaking show on Spanish television). That show and the resulting tour helped launch the careers of several other Latino comedians such as George Lopez, Gabriel Iglesias and Willie Barcena.
    Today, in addition to his live stand-up touring, Felipe hosts a weekly podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called "What's Up Fool?" that focuses on interesting stories from just about anybody. From renowned author and humanitarian Father Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries, to actor Damian Chapa (Miklo from Blood In, Blood Out), to the lead detective on the Night Stalker serial killer case, to actor Emilio Rivera (from Sons of Anarchy) to even the "Incredible Hulk" who takes photos with tourists on Hollywood Blvd., Felipe believes everyone has a story to tell about how they got where they are, no matter who they are.
    Recently, Felipe produced his second hour-long stand-up special with his wife Lesa, entitled "Translate This”, premiering on HBO September 30, 2017. He is also developing a sitcom with fellow comedian Dustin Ybarra and writers Bobby Bowman and Peter Murrietta - Felipe and Dustin will play brothers in a single-camera comedy to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment. He also continues to do live stand-up shows in comedy clubs and theaters around the country.

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All events are 21 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated in the event description. You must have a valid state or government issued photo ID to show proof age.
All seating is on a first come first serve basis. For best seating, arrive early. In order to be seated at least half of your party must be present. Under certain circumstances, we may not be able to seat your entire party together.
Resale is not permitted and your venue has the right to cancel or deny entry to someone suspected of resale.
Venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by scheduled show time. No refunds will be issued.
Valid Photo ID and the Credit Card used for the Reservation must be presented to pick up Tickets. Tickets will only be released to the purchaser unless prior arrangements have been made.
Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.
Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.
Dress Code: Guests are asked to wear casual evening attire. Attire shall be deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of management. For security reasons, management reserves the right to search personal items and may request that personal belongings not be permitted into the venue.
Photography, videography, filming or any recording during the show is strictly prohibited.
By entering the venue, you acknowledge that the venue and its parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.

Felipe Esparza

Sun Feb 24 2019 7:00 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Raleigh Improv Cary NC
Felipe Esparza

$20.00 - $70.00 Ages 21+

Two item minimum
 
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
 
Ticket Info:
General Admission – first come, first seated
VIP includes preferred seating and meet & greet  

For Group Sales, CLICK HERE or call (919) 589-8558
Got Questions? CLICK HERE

Felipe Esparza

Felipe Esparza

Latin/Hispanic

Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza got his start as a comedian all because someone asked him to list 5 goals in life. During a stint in rehab before he was 21, Felipe was asked what he wanted out of life. As a young immigrant growing up in the projects in Boyle Heights (East L.A.) and then as a teenage father with a drug and alcohol problem, it was a difficult task because he had never thought that far ahead. Among the items on that list, "to be happy", and "be a stand-up comedian" - because of how he connected to an old Bill Cosby album when he was younger. Up until that question, Felipe was under the impression that life was over at 18.
If you had told him back then that all this life experience would one day make people laugh, he wouldn't have believed it. From being raised in the projects in a family of 9 living in the most gang-infested neighborhood in the country to winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing", to selling out live comedy shows all over the country and being able to act in TV shows and movies, Felipe's life has been anything but boring. He worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for fellow comedians such as Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez, then took a leap of faith and went out on his own - which led to very little income and opportunity at first.
After the 16-year "overnight success" of winning Last Comic Standing, Felipe went on to produce his first hour long stand-up comedy special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (now on Netflix). He has also made several TV appearances such as recurring roles on "The Eric Andre Show" and NBC's "Superstore", TruTV's "World's Dumbest" and "Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey" and was the spokesman for a national Honda campaign and a national Target Mobile campaign. During his early years as a comedian, Felipe was part of the successful stand-up comedy TV show, "Que Locos" on Galavisión (the only English-speaking show on Spanish television). That show and the resulting tour helped launch the careers of several other Latino comedians such as George Lopez, Gabriel Iglesias and Willie Barcena.
Today, in addition to his live stand-up touring, Felipe hosts a weekly podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called "What's Up Fool?" that focuses on interesting stories from just about anybody. From renowned author and humanitarian Father Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries, to actor Damian Chapa (Miklo from Blood In, Blood Out), to the lead detective on the Night Stalker serial killer case, to actor Emilio Rivera (from Sons of Anarchy) to even the "Incredible Hulk" who takes photos with tourists on Hollywood Blvd., Felipe believes everyone has a story to tell about how they got where they are, no matter who they are.
Recently, Felipe produced his second hour-long stand-up special with his wife Lesa, entitled "Translate This”, premiering on HBO September 30, 2017. He is also developing a sitcom with fellow comedian Dustin Ybarra and writers Bobby Bowman and Peter Murrietta - Felipe and Dustin will play brothers in a single-camera comedy to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment. He also continues to do live stand-up shows in comedy clubs and theaters around the country.

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
Host-Escorted Seating
General Admission
$20.00
Premium Booth
Booth seats 4 people and includes a $200 Food & Beverage Credit Per Table. Tax Included. Gratuity Excluded.
Premium Booth
$70.00
VIP
Includes preferred seating and meet & greet
$40.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you are authorizing this charge and acknowledging our terms and conditions below.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, unless an event is cancelled by the artist or venue. There are no refunds, transfers or exchanges.
There is a two item minimum purchase per person in the showroom. Any two item combination of food or beverage satisfies the minimum. Unless otherwise stated, there are no food or beverages included with your ticket purchase.
All events are 21 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated in the event description. You must have a valid state or government issued photo ID to show proof age.
All seating is on a first come first serve basis. For best seating, arrive early. In order to be seated at least half of your party must be present. Under certain circumstances, we may not be able to seat your entire party together.
Resale is not permitted and your venue has the right to cancel or deny entry to someone suspected of resale.
Venue reserves the right to resell tickets of any person/party that has not been seated by scheduled show time. No refunds will be issued.
Valid Photo ID and the Credit Card used for the Reservation must be presented to pick up Tickets. Tickets will only be released to the purchaser unless prior arrangements have been made.
Venue is a non-smoking property. Vape pens are also prohibited.
Management reserves the right to deny and refuse entry or remove parties that may be deemed a distraction to other guests. This includes those that may appear intoxicated or not abiding by venue policies.
Dress Code: Guests are asked to wear casual evening attire. Attire shall be deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of management. For security reasons, management reserves the right to search personal items and may request that personal belongings not be permitted into the venue.
Photography, videography, filming or any recording during the show is strictly prohibited.
By entering the venue, you acknowledge that the venue and its parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.