Felipe Esparza Biography
Born in Sinaloa, Mexico, Felipe Esparza is a Mexican-American stand-up comedian and actor who won Last Comic Standing in 2010.
Esparza started performing stand-up in 1994. He has also been hosting a weekly podcast called What’s Up Fool? since 2014.
Felipe Esparza Age
Esparza is 43 years old as of 2019. He was born on June 11, 1976.
Felipe Esparza Family
Esparza lived on his mother’s family’s ranch in Sinaloa before he finally moved together with his family to Tijuana to live with his aunt They lived there for about two years.
At that time, his father had already left to go to the United States alone. Esparza, his mother, together with his two brothers, finally immigrated to the United States illegally. They traveled in the car of a “coyote” smuggler.
During that journey, they got stopped at a checkpoint in San Clemente, California and Esparza was held in a holding cell with his brothers, separate from their mother for a short period of time and they were finally deported. They tried to immigrate again but they got stopped and were deported yet again.
The third time they tried, they used passports of cousins who lived in California. They changed cars twice and were driven to Carson, California and were finally moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, where his father was living.
Felipe Esparza Wife
Esparza is married. His wife is known as Lesa O’Daniel Esparza. The couple got married in 2014. However, details of when they met or even began dating are not known.
Felipe Esparza Career
Esparza started performing stand-up in 1994 after a stint in drug rehab. He credits Greg Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, for convincing him to go into rehab.
While in rehab, he was asked to set five goals to focus on for his recovery and one of his goals was to be a professional stand-up comic. Esparza would check out books on writing comedy in the library even rent videotapes. He began at underground clubs and coffee houses. In 2010, Esparza at underground clubs and coffee houses.
Felipe Esparza What’s Up Fool? Podcast
Esparza has been hosting a weekly podcast called What’s Up Fool? on All Things Comedy since 2014. The podcast features interviews with numerous people, particularly fellow comedians.
Felipe Esparza Net Worth
Esparza has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.