Live in Toronto
March 27th, 28th, & 29th @ The Underground Cafe
$20 / Doors open @ 8:00 p.m.
High On Trees is proud to present Felipe Esparza for THREE NIGHTS in one of the most unique and intimate 420 friendly venues in the world... The Underground Comedy Club!
What's Up Fool?
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 English- speaking 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.
Opening Acts By...
Born in Nigeria, raised in Winterpeg, now making her home in Toronto, Aisha Alfa is making a name for herself in the Canadian comedy, hosting and acting scenes. She is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, has performed at the Just For Laughs ZooFest, NXNE Festival and Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Aisha was a finalist in the 2013 Toronto Comedy Brawl and is a regular on Much Music and MTV Canada. You can also see her as Ms. Grell on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Aisha loves laughing and hates bananas.
"Nearly every comic has to juggle other commitments, but Chevannes has more than most. She's a mother to two active children, and her day job is an 'all sorts of hours' position as a nurse. But she still juggles it all with a busy stand-up schedule. She's a regular on Kenny Robinson's Nubian Comedy show, on the Yuk Yuk's circuit, and beyond. She recently performed several nights on the Canuck Cabaret at the New York Frigid Festival and the SLO comedy festival in California. 'I'm performing all the time around the GTA,' she says, 'after the kids soccer practices. Chevannes makes her other responsibilities part of her comedy routine. Her set is full of colourful references, and a few off-colour ones, from parenting to other day-to-day events. She's one of the most exuberant and cheerful stand-ups working in the city. She can turn a whole show around by kicking up the energy in the room." -STEVE FISHER of Torontoist.com
Zabrina's comedy has been featured in the cream of comedy and the George Strombolopolous show that has aired on The Comedy Network, CBC and Teletoons. After Zabrina was Nominated for The Tim Sims Award in 2008 she has been travelling between Canada and the U.S. performing Comedy at various Clubs and Private shows. she most recently has opened for amazing international acts such as Godfrey, Ron Josol, and Cocoa Brown.
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Check out Felipe on Podcasts
Champs Yo! With Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher (11/30/2013)
The Mother Funny Show – with Kira Soltanovich (10/24/2013)
Episode 18: Felipe Esparza
The Church of What’s Happening Now – with Joey Diaz (8/1/2013)
Episode Live 04: Felipe Esparza and MMA Ref Herb Dean
Perfect 10 Podcast with Lahna Turner & Ralphie May (5/29/2013)
Episode 44: MTA, TMZ and ATM
Let There Be Talk with Dean DelRay (1/28/2013)
Episode 19: Felipe Esparza
The Joey Medina Show (1/20/2013)
Episode 66: Last Comic Standing Winner Felipe Esparza
Talkin’ Shit with Jim Jeffries and Eddie Ifft (11/7/2012)
Episode 181 “Last Hoodrat Standing” with Felipe Esparza
The Champs Yo! with Neal Brennan, Moshe Kasher and DJ Douggpound
Beauty and da Beast with Felicia Michaels and Joey “Coco” Diaz (4/21/2012)
Episode 85 – “Off and Running – Like a Doctor!”
Beauty and da Beast with Felicia Michaels and Joey “Coco” Diaz (12/28/2011)
Episode 69 – “Who’s Missing an Ear?”