Felipe Esparza & Raymond Orta Live On-Stage
Date: Wednesday February 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
February 14 Valentine’s Day gets a hilarious twist!
Valentine’s Day gets romantically funny as Felipe Esparza and Raymond Orta hit the stage on February 14 at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium for a great night of comedy.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 12 at 10:00am.
Get your tickets at ticketmaster.com, the American Bank Center box office, or by phone at 1-800 -745-3000.
About Felipe Esparza
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.)
After winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Felipe began 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
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 Galavision (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.
About Raymond Orta
Whether it’s his stage presence, his timing, his spot-on impressions, his out of this world sound effects, Raymond Orta is a versatile Comedian to say the least. but to say he’s funny is a monumental understatement. funny doesn’t begin to describe this high energy show that will leave you clutching your ribs, massaging your face, even slapping tables and spitting fluids out of your nose and mouth. It’s rumored that at one of his shows, he had a lady collapse and had to be taken out by ambulance and receive medical attention. Doctors later discovered that lack of oxygen from excessive laughter had caused her to pass out and lose her bodily function. she was released, but the embarrassment of leaving a puddle of urine on the floor in sighted a lawsuit which is pending against Raymond Orta. Due to this, he now has people at his shows sign a waiver making him not responsible for anything that might happen because of his comedy, which can result in broken ribs, passing out, and even choking on an ice cube.
So, sit back and enjoy one of the most incredible undiscovered talents in the country. trust me when we say, this guy is going to be bigger than anyone can imagine.