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What's Up Fool? Podcast

Felipe Esparza

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Comedian Felipe Esparza talks with random people he finds interesting. It might be somebody kind of famous or it might be that homeless guy at the end of your street who you walk past every day without saying hello. Everyone has a story to tell about...Show More
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1:09:11 | Sep 20th

Our old friend and fan favorite - Comedian Martin Moreno - returns to the show this week with more philosophies on life. Comedian Erik Rivera sits in as well. Thanks for listening! LINKS Martin Moreno: INSTAGRAM: @MartinComic Erik Rivera: INSTAGRAM: ...Show More

1:18:58 | Sep 12th

This week, we've got actor and former professional skateboarder, Pancho Moler. He talks about switching careers, working with Rob Zombie and his 2 new movies coming out this month. Thanks for listening! LINKS Pancho Moler: INSTAGRAM: @PanchoMolerP Jo...Show More
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1:25:49 | Sep 9th

Comedian Dannon Green stopped by the All Things Comedy studio this week to talk about his career in comedy, co-founding the legendary "Phat Tuesdays" at the Comedy Store. He also just completed his second film - a documentary on a Philadelphia boxing...Show More

1:15:18 | Aug 31st

No guest this week, so we invited comedians Martin Rizo and Johnny Roque to sit in with us. LINKS Martin Rizo: INSTAGRAM: @ComicMartinRizo TWITTER: @ComicMartinRizo Johnny Roque: INSTAGRAM: @RoqueJohnny TWITTER: @JohnnyRoque Felipe Esparza: TWITTER:...Show More

1:16:44 | Aug 22nd

Actor Gabriel Pimentel joins us on the podcast this week. He talks about his career in Hollywood for more than 20 years. Comedian Roger Lopez also sits in. LINKS Gabriel Pimentel: INSTAGRAM: @GPWiz Felipe Esparza: TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @F...Show More

1:32:38 | Aug 16th

I've been shooting a TV show lately so we didn't have time to get to the All Things Comedy studio this week. So we sat down in my garage with Martin & Johnny to talk about the past couple of weeks. LINKS Johnny Roque: INSTAGRAM: @RoqueJohnny Martin ...Show More

1:27:04 | Aug 9th

We've got comedian Roger Lopez on the podcast this week! He talks about being new to the comedy game and what that's like in the L.A. comedy scene right now. Rodrigo is not on the show today because his wife had the baby! He'll be back next week. Als...Show More

1:27:12 | Jul 26th

Our old friend, comedian Larry Omaha joins us on the What's Up Fool? podcast this week! LINKS Larry Omaha: TWITTER: @LarryOmaha INSTAGRAM: @LarryOmaha Felipe Esparza: TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @...Show More

1:30:58 | Jul 19th

We've got 2 guests today - Our first guest, first time author Eric Ramos shows us his new children's book, "Super Torta" - available at SuperTortaBook.com. Our second guest is actor Jacob Vargas. What an honor to finally have this guy on the show. He...Show More

1:36:05 | Jul 12th

We've got L.A. radio personality RaqC in studio this week. She's been a part of L.A. hip hop and bilingual stations for nearly 20 years. You may also remember her from the reality show "Chiquis and RaqC". She sits down with us to talk about her life ...Show More

1:09:51 | Jul 5th

We're honored to have the frontman from Fishbone - Angelo Moore - on the podcast this week! Check out one of his projects when he's in your town. LINKS Angelo Moore: TWITTER: @FishboneSoldier INSTAGRAM: @DrMaddVibe www.Fishbone.net www.DrMaddVibe.co...Show More

1:11:19 | Jun 28th

We are guest less this week! LINKS Felipe Esparza: TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr

1:29:18 | Jun 21st

We've got comedian Earl Skakel on the podcast today, talking about the L.A. comedy scene back in the day and now. Earl talks about scandals in his family. Also sitting in, comedian Gina Brillon from NYC, who talks about the NY comedy scene.   EARL: @...Show More

1:31:41 | Jun 14th

Our guest this week is comedian Rene Garcia, who we've known for many years. We talk about the L.A. and Houston comedy scenes. Comedian Martin Rizo also sits in. LINKS Rene Garcia : TWITTER: @itsrenegarcia INSTAGRAM: @itsrenegarcia Martin Rizo : TWIT...Show More

1:20:29 | Jun 7th

Our guest this week is Richard Stanley, author of "Up On Game: From Robbing Banks to Stacking Bitcoin". Listen to his crazy stories of robbing banks as a teenager, going to prison and then coming out and thriving as a bitcoin entrepreneur. LINKS Ric...Show More

1:13:12 | May 31st

Our guest this week is Juan Catalan (@JuanCatalan31) from the Netflix documentary "The Long Shot", which chronicles his experience being wrongly accused and tried for a murder he didn't commit - only to be exonerated by a clip from a comedy series on...Show More

1:44:14 | May 24th

My old friend Ruben Quintana came by this week to talk about a LOT of old comedy stories. He brought our other old friend, chef & former comedian Byron Boykin with him. Funny stories! Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS R...Show More

1:35:35 | May 17th

We've got comedian and actor Aries Spears in studio this week! He brought along his opener on the road and co-host of his podcast "The Jew & The Jerk". Go check out Aries at a club or theater near you and subscribe to their podcast (available on all ...Show More

1:32:36 | May 10th

One of our favorite bands returns to the show today - Tropa Magica! They just released a vinyl album that you can get at their shows or on their website (see links in description). Great guys and great music. Enjoy. Please subscribe and listen every...Show More

1:42:06 | May 2nd

We've got a 2-part show today! Comedian Erik Rivera joins us for the first hour to tell us about his new stand-up special on HBO as part of the Entre Nos series of Latino stand-up. Check that out on all HBO platforms. The 2nd hour brings us the direc...Show More

1:26:25 | Apr 26th

Actor and rapper, Jovan Armand from the new movie Shazam! is on the show this week. He breaks down what it's like embarking on his new rap career, being a child actor and now coming of age in Hollywood. Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate u...Show More

1:24:11 | Apr 17th

We've got comedian Francisco Ramos in studio this week! Check him out at a show near you! He'll be at the Tampa Improv in May! Francisco: (Twitter) @FranciscoRamos ; (IG) @FRamosComedy Felipe: (Twitter) @FunnyFelipe ; (IG) @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodr...Show More

1:42:14 | Apr 11th

We've got comedian, actor, author, Chicago's finest... Anthony Griffith on the show this week! Anthony has had a steady career in comedy and acting since the 90s. He's written a new book about his experiences in comedy, which also reveals his experie...Show More

1:31:17 | Apr 3rd

Comedian & writer Mike Young joins us in the All Things Comedy studio this week to talk about working in both standup comedy and screenwriting, writing books, etc. He's doing it all and he's seen a lot in life. Listen to some of Mike's interesting st...Show More

1:04:41 | Mar 28th

We've got comedian Esther Ku in the All Things Comedy studio this week. Interesting comic from Chicago who went from a religious family of 5 kids to telling jokes at the AVN awards this year. We talk about a bunch of random things today. Hope you enj...Show More

1:22:17 | Mar 21st

This week on the show, comedian Amir K! On his way up - keep an eye on this guy and go see him when he's in your town! Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Amir K: TWITTER: @AmirComedy INSTAGRAM: @AmirComedy Felipe Esparz...Show More

1:17:55 | Mar 15th

This week on the show, Jorge Diaz and JR Villarreal - actors from the new movie on HBO, "High & Mighty". Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Jorge Diaz: TWITTER: @IAmJorgeDiaz INSTAGRAM: @IAmJorgeDiaz JR Villarreal: INST...Show More

1:22:48 | Mar 7th

Comedian Jessimae Peluso joins us in the All Things Comedy studio this week! Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Jessimae Peluso: TWITTER: @JessimaePeluso INSTAGRAM: @JessimaePeluso Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook...Show More

1:25:21 | Mar 1st

Our old friend, comedian Manny Maldonado in studio this week! Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Manny Maldonado: TWITTER: @MannyMaldonado INSTAGRAM: @Manny2theMax Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparz...Show More

1:24:35 | Feb 22nd

We've got actor Michel Duval in the studio this week. Check him out on SyFy's Deadly Class! Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Michel Duval: TWITTER: @Michel_Duval INSTAGRAM: @Mich_Duval Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Fa...Show More

1:13:13 | Feb 14th

The man, the myth, the legend... comedian Jamie Kennedy is on the show this week! When I say we go way back, I'm not lying - since about 25 years ago when I did my very first open mic at Natural Fudge Cafe. Loved having him on the show today and I ho...Show More

1:15:17 | Feb 8th

Comedian Zainab Johnson joins us this week in the All Things Comedy studio! Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Zainab Johnson: TWITTER: @ZainabJohnson INSTAGRAM: @ ZainabJohnson Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.co...Show More

1:21:18 | Feb 1st

Guest this week overslept so it's just us in studio this time. Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian w...Show More

1:25:11 | Jan 24th

One of our favorites returns to the show - Mr. Joey "Coco" Diaz. Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian...Show More

1:28:28 | Jan 16th

Just us again without a guest this week. Talking about R. Kelly and all those other artists with "similar preferences", talking about movies and of course drugs. Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBO...Show More

1:25:32 | Jan 10th

Just us 3 with our friend from Boyle Heights, Mescalito from East of the River. He plays a few tracks for us from his new album "Peyote Cactus" and sits in while we tell stories about everything that's happened in the last few weeks. Enjoy!

1:35:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

We've got el mero mero in studio today! Actor, writer, activist Enrique Castillo! You may know him from Blood In, Blood Out, Mi Familia, or as Cesar on Weeds. He's been in a ton of TV shows and films as well as theater. Listen and enjoy! Please subs...Show More

1:12:37 | Dec 14th, 2018

No guest today. Just us talking about why we had to cancel last week. Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaCome...Show More

1:20:10 | Nov 29th, 2018

Hanging out with comedian Rachel Wolfson - the creator of the popular social media account @WolfieMemes. She also has her comedy page @WolfieComedy. Very funny. Light one up and join us for the conversation. Please subscribe and listen every week! Ra...Show More

1:12:51 | Nov 21st, 2018

Just 3 of us in studio this week - no guest. Talking about past Thanksgivings and other family traumas... Please subscribe and listen every week! Rate us on iTunes! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @Funny...Show More

1:13:12 | Nov 16th, 2018

Infamous hip-hop DJs the Baka Boyz - Nick and Eric Vidal in studio this week! These guys started the whole hip hop radio show format - just 2 fat Mexicans from Bakersfield joining 2 fat L.A. Mexicans in the podcast world... Listen to their syndicated...Show More

1:21:35 | Nov 7th, 2018

Comedian George Perez and his co-host of GPS podcast, Sidedick Eddie, join the What's Up Fool? podcast this week! @GeorgePComedy @SidedickEddie @FelipeEsparzaComedian @RodrigoTorresJR

1:29:34 | Oct 31st, 2018

We had to bring East of the River back into the studio this week because they have some new music. We talk about where they are now in the rap game, creepy fan dudes and female fans who always want to give advice to other women.  Please subscribe an...Show More

1:13:37 | Oct 17th, 2018

Comedian, Finesse Mitchell, joins us to talk about his years on SNL and getting back into comedy. Watch his new special on Showtime, starting this week! It's called "The Spirit Told Me To Tell You" . Please subscribe and listen every week! LINKS F...Show More

1:11:15 | Oct 11th, 2018

Just the three of us in the studio this week. We wll be back after a short break. Please subscribe and listen every week! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComed...Show More

1:01:59 | Oct 4th, 2018

Hanging out with percussionist Eric Bobo (of Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys and much more). Son of jazz legend Willie Bobo. Check out Cypress Hill's newest album, "Elephants on Acid" available now wherever you buy music. Shout out to BRealTV studios for ...Show More

1:25:48 | Sep 13th, 2018

Just the two of us (3 of us) in the studio this week. We have no live guest, but we had Felipe's brother Angel call in from Tijuana. Please subscribe and listen every week! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TW...Show More

1:31:09 | Sep 7th, 2018

We've got comedian Ray Lipowski on today's episode. Started in Chicago as a postal worker, took his chances on a comedy contest and 19 years later, never looked back. He's one of only a handful of white guys to kill it on Def Jam. Very, very funny gu...Show More

1:37:56 | Aug 31st, 2018

We have a lot of fools in the studio today... First, we have Beto Duran from Goldenboy Boxing, Living the Dream Podcast, etc., talking about the upcoming Canelo v GGG fight in Vegas. Then we have the filmmaker and lead actor in the upcoming biopic ...Show More

1:13:31 | Aug 24th, 2018

Luis Banuelos has been working comedy rooms for several years now, all while holding down a blue collar job as a wrought iron worker. He's an interesting dude, kind of quirky, kind of like your dad's buddy from work, but he grows on you.  Please tak...Show More

1:17:28 | Aug 17th, 2018

We've got musician Julio Morones in studio with us this week. He's a blind, self-taught musician from Los Angeles who is a one-man-band. Enjoy Julio Morones y su Teclado Magico.  Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if y...Show More

1:36:18 | Aug 9th, 2018

Comedian Lahna Turner returns to the What’s Up Fool? Podcast to talk about life after husband Ralphie May’s passing as well as the new documentary/stand-up special that she’s working on with footage from the last few years of his life. Support the...Show More

1:20:57 | Aug 1st, 2018

We've got actor, producer and writer, Rafael Agustin in studio with us this week. Started out as an actor and got into writing and producing later and has been a writer on Jane the Virgin for the last 2 seasons. He's currently working on a new pilot ...Show More

1:38:15 | Jul 27th, 2018

We've got comedian Byron Bowers in studio this week. Very funny guy, very well traveled, a lot of life experience. Enjoy!! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Byro...Show More

1:28:42 | Jul 19th, 2018

This week we've got comedian and paranormal expert Karen Rontowski in the studio. She talks about her early days in comedy as well as the creepy things that she sees on the road. She even does a Tarot Card reading for Felipe, Rodrigo and Lesa.  Plea...Show More

1:45:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

My schedule has been crazy this week but we were able to fit in a recording session last night at my house. Video is up on facebook (it was live last night). Enjoy! We'll be back in the studio next week!. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the ...Show More

1:26:10 | Jul 6th, 2018

We've got Brian Holtzman in the studio this week. I have known him for over twenty years. Sometimes it's a little hard to tell if he is being serious or not- ;) - but we always have a good time.  Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast o...Show More

47:32 | Jun 23rd, 2018

Because I've been out of town all week, we didn't have time to do a podcast in the studio. So Rodrigo and I did a short podcast in the Lyft on the way to the airport. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it s...Show More

1:35:55 | Jun 15th, 2018

We've got comedian Skyler Stone with us this week. Skyler has been around for a while acting and doing stand-up, making friends with the A-list. Today he talks about how he started in comedy and acting, his wife and kids and his recent sobriety and s...Show More

1:24:36 | Jun 8th, 2018

Rodrigo is back from Mexico and we didn't have a guest this week, so it's just the 2 (3) of us. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www....Show More

1:24:24 | Jun 1st, 2018

We have comedian Lydia Popovich in the studio today talking about how the comedy game has been for her so far in her career, what it was like working in the Bay Area vs L.A. and we've got Johnny Roque sitting in Rodrigo's chair since Rodrigo is in Me...Show More

1:43:09 | May 25th, 2018

The always hilarious comedian Dominique showed up this week in our studio! We got into a lot about comedy and the "process", but not really... Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for lis...Show More

1:36:39 | May 18th, 2018

We've got the hosts of the Drama Club Podcast - Stef & May - sitting in on the podcast today. They hit me up on twitter and asked for a shout out, so I decided to give them a spot on the show to promote their new podcast . Listen to their weekly podc...Show More

1:22:05 | May 11th, 2018

Kind of a Just the 2 of Us episode again, but we asked our friend, weed comic Stoner Rob to sit in with us in the studio. Check him out opening for Tommy Chong or in Las Vegas at the first ever marijuana comedy club "Isaac's" in North Las Vegas start...Show More

1:18:15 | May 4th, 2018

No guest today. Just talking about random things. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage T...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

We've got our friend, comedian Brent Weinbach on the podcast today! Super funny guy, weird sense of humor. I always like weird and funny and that's why I have had this guy open on some of my shows in the past. He always kills. In addition to his stan...Show More

1:12:46 | Apr 20th, 2018

My new friend Jimmy O. Yang - actor and comedian - dropped by the studio this week to talk about the new season of Silicon Valley and his character Jian Yang as well as his new book, "How To American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parent...Show More

1:22:44 | Apr 12th, 2018

So exciting to have this guy in the studio. Estevan Oriol is a world-famous photographer who got his start as tour manager for Cypress Hill and House of Pain among others. He talks about his career, new projects and what he still hasn't had a chance ...Show More

1:29:14 | Apr 5th, 2018

The return of comedian Tobe Hixx today and he brought his friend, comedian Jamal Doman. The two of them just started a new podcast called Dope Dealers Podcast. Listen to them as they join us and talk about their new show and what they've been up to l...Show More

1:37:07 | Mar 30th, 2018

We've got comedian Frank Castillo on the show today! Frank's a pretty new comedian on the scene, but he's very funny and headliners already recognize that and take him out on the road. He also won Roast Battle II and co-hosts the "Verbal Violence" po...Show More

1:42:36 | Mar 23rd, 2018

We've got Jammin' Jay Lamont on our show today - one of my favorite performers. He's funny, he's super talented and he's an all-around entertainer. Check him out at our shows in Los Angeles March 2018. Episode sponsored by ZipRecruiter.com! Please ...Show More

1:33:39 | Mar 16th, 2018

We're back doing our first call-in show in a long time. We take your calls for over an hour. Episode sponsored by #MeUndies and #Spotify - Listen to us on Spotify now!! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like i...Show More

1:25:50 | Mar 9th, 2018

We've got local designer David Aguirre in studio today talking about his company Pinetration, who was probably the first in the L.A. area to start making pins and accessories with a Latino cultural twist. Sponsored by ForHims.com Please take 5 seco...Show More

1:27:59 | Mar 2nd, 2018

We've got filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez in the studio this week. This guy has been making documentaries for over 20 years. He's here to talk about his latest film, "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo", a documentary on the bigger-than-life Chicano ...Show More

40:47 | Feb 23rd, 2018

BONUS EPISODE! We sat down with the hottest rising hip hop artist right now - Kap G. Born and raised in Atlanta by his immigrant parents, he's been working since he was a teenager to make it in the music business. Had some commercial success with "Gi...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Comedian Matt Fulchiron joins us today. We started comedy around the same time, but he's been on the road so much that we never spent a lot of time together. Check out his podcast "The Full Charge" on All Things Comedy. Please take 5 seconds to ra...Show More

1:25:05 | Feb 17th, 2018

Our guest didn't show today, so we'll reschedule and in the meantime, here's a just the 2 of us. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

We've got the band formerly known as Thee Commons on the show today. They're launching their brand new project "Tropa Magica" and "Thee Commons" is coming to an end. They talk about how they got started in music, where everything is going now and the...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

We've got Cece Valencia, better known as Cece the Mamacita, who's been a voice of hip hop in Los Angeles for the last 15 years. She's currently on Power 106 and 93.5 KDAY. Cece talks about how she got her start and what it's been like over the years ...Show More

1:33:03 | Jan 26th, 2018

Our old friend, comedian Tom Rhodes came by this week to talk about all of the things he's experienced over his career. This guy has done it all - stand-up during the 80s comedy boom in San Francisco, he got a sitcom development deal around the time ...Show More

1:37:29 | Jan 19th, 2018

Actress Vannessa Vasquez from the Hulu series East Los High joins us today in studio. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Vannessa Vasquez: TWITTER: @VannessitaV ...Show More

1:41:51 | Jan 12th, 2018

The return of our good friend and maybe favorite guest, Martin Moreno. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Martin Moreno: TWITTER: @MartinComic INSTAGRAM: @Marti...Show More

1:37:31 | Jan 5th, 2018

Our old friend Robert Zapata stops by to talk about the L.A. comedy scene as he's experiencing it now and back in the day, growing up with a well known musician father and being a brand new family man. Go see his show Jan 16 at Ontario Improv - just ...Show More

1:24:11 | Dec 22nd, 2017

We've got comedian, writer, producer and activist, Rebecca Corry in studio with us this week! She stopped by to talk about being part of some big news stories lately and also brought her 2 dogs with her to spread the word about her foundation Stand U...Show More

1:29:41 | Dec 15th, 2017

We've got an interesting guest today. I found this guy on Instagram and he seemed pretty cool, seemed like a paisa cholo. Then I realized he was also a puppeteer who performs with marionettes. Strange combination and I had to find out more about him....Show More

1:37:00 | Dec 8th, 2017

We got Pachanga with us today! The amazing actor Luis Guzman sits down with us to talk about his career as an actor and growing up in New York City. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks f...Show More

1:25:30 | Dec 1st, 2017

We've got Kid from Kid n Play on the show today! Not only is he an old school rap icon, he's also a hustler who worked his ass off becoming a comedian on the side while things slowed down in rap and movies. We ended up working together many times. Th...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Mixing it up a little bit, dropping a little early this week and we've got Lesa on the mic during our Just the 2 of Us session! Enjoy! Follow us! Felipe - Twitter: @FunnyFelipe; IG: @FelipeEsparzaComedian Rodrigo - Twitter: @RodrigoTorresJr; IG: @Ro...Show More

1:38:41 | Nov 10th, 2017

We've got fellow All Things Comedy podcaster and comedian Dean Delray on the show today. Dean talks about working in music, becoming a comedian his battle with diabetes and how the hell he gets all those famous guests on his Let There Be Talk podcast...Show More

1:26:25 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Well, we tried to get this episode up before the world series game 7… Just some L.A. guys who love baseball and the Dodgers! This guy Brody Stevens knows his stuff. He's a sports nut, but mostly baseball, does stand-up comedy and always pops up in mo...Show More

1:16:58 | Oct 29th, 2017

We did our podcast live in Phoenix for the All Things Comedy podcast festival. We invited fellow ATC podcaster Kate Quigley to be our guest so we could have more women podcasters at the festival. She's had an interesting life as a midwestern late blo...Show More

1:02:13 | Oct 23rd, 2017

We gathered all the fools for this podcast and even gave Lesa a mic… After the show in Reno this weekend, we sat down with the statistic savant Larry Bubbles Brown and also the manager Lesa and talked about the weekend, the world series and baseball ...Show More

1:55:30 | Oct 14th, 2017

No guest today because we're recording in Canada! We're in Edmonton, Alberta Canada this week. Managed to do a Just the 2 of Us episode. I don't know what we talked about for 2 hours, but I hope it wasn't the weather! Listen, enjoy, subscribe, rat...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 6th, 2017

I've wanted to have this guest on for a while because she has such an interesting story. Yesi Ortiz is now the Assistant Music Director and on air mid-days for L.A.'s top hip hop station Power 106. But she's overcome a lot of obstacles to get to this...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

Our guest today portrayed one of the best characters I've ever seen in a movie before. Efren Ramirez, better known as Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite joins us in studio today! We also learn that he and I have something else in common... Have a great wee...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

I've been hounding this guy to come on the show for a long time. He hit me up the other day and said, "let's do it, brother". Comedian Earthquake is on the show today! I don't think Rodrigo & I stopped laughing for one minute on this episode. Hope yo...Show More

1:42:38 | Sep 15th, 2017

We're back with another Just the 2 of Us episode this week. But we're actually 3 today because Adam Murray flew into L.A. to escape Hurricane Irma in Orlando, so we let him sit in the studio with us. We get caught up with each other and we learn a li...Show More

1:52:45 | Sep 8th, 2017

We've got Cholo Fit in studio with us today! Well, really just the comedian behind Cholo Fit (Creeper) and a bunch of other characters. We've known Frankie Quinones for a while now - worked with him a couple times in the bay area. Now he's down in L....Show More

1:26:07 | Sep 1st, 2017

We're in the studio this week with rappers Viva Mescal and Mad Macks from the East of the River network (EOTR) - a group of young up and coming artists and musicians, mostly from East L.A. and Boyle Heights. I go way back with Mescal's family from th...Show More

1:14:03 | Aug 25th, 2017

I've known comedian Al Berman since I started comedy. He had come from an east coast upbringing, a NY punk scene and a background of addiction. Came to L.A., got clean, joined the comedy scene. He now still dabbles in comedy and has just started a po...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

MC Pancho and his wife Chamorita dropped by the studio today. He is such an interesting guy with a striking look that is both interesting and intimidating. Started out rapping underground and making mix tapes that ended up blowing up in Japan, then h...Show More

1:44:40 | Aug 11th, 2017

Today we have one of the hottest underground hip-hop artists around - 2Mex! This guy has worked his ass off and recently has gone through some health issues that caused him to lose his leg. He's been through a lot of struggle but still managed to com...Show More

1:28:06 | Aug 4th, 2017

George and I go back a while. George has some amazing stories, he's been through some shit and then some and now he's on the other side of it, turning things around and getting back in the game. Check out his "George Perez Stories" podcast and check ...Show More

1:29:31 | Jul 14th, 2017

Here's a comedian who has tried every hustle possible to make it in comedy. He's had a million different rooms he's put together in Hollywood over the years, he had a TV show on Spike, he's been on Howard Stern, you name it, he's done it. He's also t...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

You don't get to witness much new stuff in stand-up comedy these days, but our old friend Ahmed Ahmed was the first to start Muslim/Middle East comedy in the American stand-up world about 10 years ago and we got to witness it taking off. He stopped b...Show More

1:20:01 | Jun 30th, 2017

I've known each of these comics separately in my comedy career. Now they're all grown up, married, doing an Endless Honeymoon tour this summer all while solving the gentrification problem in our inner cities. Listen, enjoy, subscribe, rate us on iTun...Show More

1:18:25 | Jun 23rd, 2017

We've had so many guests the last couple months that we decided to do another Just the 2 of Us episode so we could catch up. Enjoy! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! ...Show More

1:48:05 | Jun 16th, 2017

To say this guy knows us from day 1 is an understatement. Martin Moreno has been touring with Gabriel Iglesias for about 12 years now. Before that, we were young comics struggling for years together on hell gigs, bar shows and anything that paid at l...Show More

1:24:04 | Jun 9th, 2017

Our friend Anthony "Citric" Campos returns to talk about his continuing role on season 2 of Lopez on TVLand, his role on the developing comedy "Tons of Anarchy" and a discussion of pretty much everything you can think of. Please take 5 seconds to ...Show More

1:22:01 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Our guest today is the very funny Erik Griffin who started as a stand-up comedian around the same time I did. His acting career took off with his role on Comedy Central's "Workaholics". We have Erik on today talking about his new 1 hr Showtime specia...Show More

1:37:05 | May 26th, 2017

Today Rodrigo is back from MX and we have another Hollywood insider - TV writer/showrunner/executive producer Peter Murrieta. Currently writing for CBS' "Superior Donuts", Peter was the showrunner on "Wizards of Waverly Place", staff writer on many o...Show More

1:37:59 | May 19th, 2017

Rodrigo is still down in MX so I invited 2 guests I met at B Real TV studios. These guys EZone and Sheikadelic run all the production at B Real TV, they are in a rap group together called "We Don't Smoke the Same" and they are well entrenched in the ...Show More
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0:00 | May 12th, 2017

I'm flying solo this week because Rodrigo is in Mexico! Had an old friend come by to talk - comedian Yoursie Thomas. This guy started with me at my very first stand-up spot "Natural Fudge". He's been in comedy for 21 years. Been through the highs and...Show More

1:36:41 | May 5th, 2017

Richard Chan returns from our old Kidnapping series ep 14 (remember the Korean guy who speaks fluent Spanish and was with me in El Centro?). Kind of a Just the 2 of Us with Richard sitting in. Enjoy! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the pod...Show More

1:26:55 | Apr 28th, 2017

Fred Stoller returned to the studio today to tell us about his new Kindle single - a short book that he wrote called "Five Minutes to Kill" about what happened to all the comedians from the 1989 HBO Young Comedians special. He's also got some new sto...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

Comedian and actor Nico Santos joins us today! You may know him from his stand-up comedy or from his role in Paul Blart Mall Cop or from his regular role as Mateo on NBC's Superstore. Follow Nico on twitter @NicoSantosComic. #Comedy #StandUpComedy...Show More

1:42:58 | Apr 14th, 2017

Comedian and actor, Godfrey stopped by this week to talk with us. Man, does he have stories... Now we've got to have him back so we can talk about more. Could've talked for 3 hours! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and...Show More

1:29:28 | Apr 7th, 2017

I've got the flu but we still came through for you! Decided to do another Just the 2 of Us so I don't get anybody sick. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Fe...Show More

1:38:28 | Mar 31st, 2017

We're back home in the All Things Comedy studio with our guest, comedian Taylor Williamson. You might recognize him from America's Got Talent. They all love him over there at that show. We love him here at What's Up Fool? He's hilarious and a good sp...Show More

1:11:54 | Mar 29th, 2017

We're BACK! After 2 weeks of being gone shooting some TV shows and touring, Rodrigo and I took the mobile equipment on the road with us and did a mini episode just to shut you guys up! Damn! We talk to Nico, a comic and radio personality from El Paso...Show More

1:31:14 | Mar 10th, 2017

Comedians Martin Rizo and Johnny Roque sit in with me and Rodrigo and giggle for an hour and a half. Damn we had a lot of fun. Go follow these fools on their social media. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like...Show More

1:37:43 | Mar 3rd, 2017

It's March, so we did our monthly call-in show and we brought in Flaco to sit in with us so he could promote his upcoming shows. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS...Show More

1:34:37 | Feb 24th, 2017

Comedian Jesus Trejo dropped by the All Things Comedy studio to talk about taking care of his aging parents while building his comedy career, touring with Pauly Shore and working the grind at the Comedy Store. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

Comedian Steve Simeone stops by the studio to talk about coming up as a comic through the traditional "Comedy Store-door-guy" method and paying his dues over the years. He's also an all-around nice guy from Philly who also happens to have his own pod...Show More

1:35:35 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Ep 139 - February Call In Show by Felipe Esparza

1:23:44 | Jan 27th, 2017

Before he was a correspondent on The Daily Show and before he was doing guest roles in all your favorite TV shows and commercials, Al Madrigal was a comic just like the rest of us. He has worked the road, all the shitty rooms... he has paid his dues....Show More

1:32:50 | Jan 20th, 2017

Comedian Joey Medina sits in with us again today because we like him but also because he's promoting a movie he made 15 years ago with a bunch of people who are now famous (Gabriel Iglesias, Emilio Rivera, Paul Rodriguez, I'm in it too). He has the r...Show More

1:23:15 | Jan 13th, 2017

Comedian Paula Bel joins us today in the studio. She's been doing comedy since before I started comedy and she's always been completely original. Really no one like her in comedy. Listen, follow her online and go see her whenever she comes to your to...Show More

1:42:41 | Jan 6th, 2017

Comedian Honest John and I go way back to our open mic days in stand-up comedy. Listen to how this older white dude ended up being a favorite in the urban comedy scene. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it...Show More

1:10:30 | Dec 30th, 2016

A few friends and former guests came over to my house to record the podcast this week since the All Things Comedy studio was closed. We talked about 2016 the good, bad and the ugly. Follow: Tobe Hixx - @TobeHixx Fred Stoller - @Fred_Stoller Martin R...Show More

1:22:15 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Our December call-in show recorded live on December 21st. We took your calls for over an hour. Thanks for listening all year. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS F...Show More

1:31:52 | Dec 16th, 2016

Dante & Rebekah stopped by the studio to tell us what they're up to. Dante and I go way back so we reminisced about Comedy Store days and I impress him with my amazing memory of his whole career. His fiancee Rebekah is also a comedian and they tour t...Show More

1:32:34 | Dec 9th, 2016

Reverie is blowing up fast! A native of the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, she got her start in hip-hop at a young age with the collaboration of her brother, Louden, on beats and her on the mic. She worked to find every way of getting her...Show More

1:21:53 | Dec 2nd, 2016

As a teenager, Little Willie G headed up an East L.A. band referred to as "the Chicano Beatles". Thee Midniters' sound defined Chicano rock music and Chicano culture throughout the 60s and beyond. Willie would fall prey to the dark side of the music ...Show More

1:22:17 | Nov 24th, 2016

I met actor Richard Cabral a couple years ago at the Hoy Awards. He read a poem and talked about Homeboy Industries. I immediately wanted to know more about him. So glad he stopped by to talk with us. Listen to how he came up through a life of crime,...Show More

1:21:44 | Nov 18th, 2016

Met this guy Martin Rizo a few years ago as a young, naive comic who started out sleeping on his mom's couch and making goofy internet videos - some of which went viral. He's still making those videos but he's graduated to his own apartment now... I ...Show More

1:24:02 | Nov 11th, 2016

Just the two of us, talking about the election and too many other things to list. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/Fe...Show More

1:31:37 | Nov 4th, 2016

We did our monthly call-in show a couple days ago and took your calls for over an hour! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook....Show More

1:31:02 | Oct 28th, 2016

Started from the border... now he's on the What's Up Fool? podcast! Chingo Bling started out hustling whatever he could to make it while growing up in Houston. Starting with rap, adding some comedy and then growing into a full-fledged stand-up comedi...Show More

1:29:54 | Oct 21st, 2016

Comedian/Actor/Impressionist Dean Edwards and I are always like 2 ships passing in the night... this week, we finally had the same opening in our schedule and we talked for about 3 and 1/2 hours. Listen to Rodrigo and I talk to Dean on today's episod...Show More

1:28:09 | Oct 14th, 2016

Our guest didn't show at the last minute this week, so it ended up being just the two of us. I have no idea what we talked about, but give it a listen. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thank...Show More

1:41:22 | Oct 7th, 2016

*Recorded WED Oct 5* We did our monthly call-in show this week and took your calls for an hour. Also had our friend, guitarist Sin Quirin from Ministry sitting in with us. Listen and enjoy! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itun...Show More

1:25:57 | Sep 30th, 2016

Just stayed home and talked this week. Brought my wife along for the ride with me and Rodrigo. Hope you enjoy it! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Espar...Show More

1:25:09 | Sep 23rd, 2016

A few years ago, comedian Josh Adam Meyers was at a crossroads, not sure what direction to go with his comedy, had just lost a best friend in an accident, was going through some depressing times and then he decided to take a risk and create something...Show More

1:27:45 | Sep 16th, 2016

Comedian Tobe Hixx is our guest today and he reveals quite a bit about his life. Way more than I knew about him. He's been burned a few times by chasing the quick dollar in life but he's come out the other side a better man and has stuck to stand-up ...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 9th, 2016

Our call-in show for September! We took calls live on Wednesday 9/7 so you're listening to the recorded version... Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Espa...Show More

1:19:44 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Today's guest became a cultural icon as a child actor and now helps others in the entertainment industry as an entertainment attorney. We had a lot of fun sitting with Jeff Cohen talking about 80s shows and movies as well as learning about entertainm...Show More

1:30:13 | Aug 26th, 2016

This is the man who literally saved my life and set me on the right track - the path that would eventually lead me to become a comedian. Father Greg Boyle took a gun out of my hand and put me in rehab long before he created the infamous Homeboy Indus...Show More

1:29:54 | Aug 19th, 2016

No guest today. Just had the 2 of us in studio and talked about a bunch of things. Also, a good friend of the show, Rory Hillman, passed away last week so we did a little tribute to him at the end. Thanks for listening. RIP Rory. LINKS Felipe E...Show More

1:44:18 | Aug 5th, 2016

We took calls from you, the listeners, for over an hour and a half. You fools are crazy but we love you. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBO...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 29th, 2016

I haven't known this comedian very long, but she's funny and she's too nice to be working in comedy. In fact, she's too nice to be living in the U.S. Call her naive, call her innocent, but she came to the U.S. on her own as a teenager, with no knowle...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Today, Rodrigo is back from Mexico for good. Plus, we have an old friend on, comedian Ruben Paul. Came up with Ruben in comedy and he's always been a solid guy. The son of Haitian immigrants, he grew up in Southern California and he's one of a few bl...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 15th, 2016

We go in hard on this episode. Rodrigo's over in Mexico again so we brought back Dustin Ybarra as a co-host. Our special guest today is Eddie "EdDro" Valdez who I have known for a long time but whose life is completely different than it was back then...Show More

1:40:07 | Jul 8th, 2016

We took calls from you guys this week! Thanks for calling in. We'll do it again the first week of next month! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: ...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 1st, 2016

Another episode with our guest co-host, comedian Dustin Ybarra (Rodrigo returns next week). Our guest today is artist, muralist and director of substance abuse counseling for Homeboy Industries, Fabian Debora. I grew up with Fabian in the projects of...Show More

1:38:55 | Jun 24th, 2016

Today we have 2 guests in the studio, actually. First, Rodrigo is on vacation in Mexico so we have a guest host - comedian Dustin Ybarra. He'll be sitting in for a couple episodes. Our guest for the day is Sand One, an L.A. graffiti artist whose mura...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 17th, 2016

Met up with an old friend Magdaleno "Guic" Robles for today's show. I've run into this guy off and on for the past 10 to 15 years. We've both had our struggles with substances and the hood, but we've both managed to make it out of that. Guic has been...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 10th, 2016

Recorded this past Tuesday on the day of California's primaries. Our first live call-in show! We took calls from listeners and had a lot of fun. Went by too fast. Maybe we'll do this once a month? Video is on YouTube if you want to watch it all go do...Show More

1:45:03 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Our guest today is Jerry O'Neill, who was a founding member and played drums for the punk/ska group Voodoo Glowskulls for 20 years. We talk about how he got into that world, getting out of it and what he's doing now. Please take 5 seconds to rate or...Show More

1:36:48 | May 27th, 2016

Our guest got booked for a TV Show today so we decided to do another episode of just me and Rodrigo talking about everything. Enjoy! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! L...Show More

1:32:56 | May 20th, 2016

Today we talk with rapper/actor Anthony "Citric" Campos. Citric is currently playing George Lopez's best friend "Manolo" on the new TVLand show "Lopez". I met Citric about 7 years ago when I was doing my first real movie and he was in the cast. He ha...Show More

1:52:24 | May 13th, 2016

Did a little "swap cast" with Barry Katz and his podcast "Industry Standard". I did his show last week and he did mine this week. Barry became my manager after I won Last Comic Standing and helped guide my career for the first year after that. Barry ...Show More
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0:00 | May 6th, 2016

Geoff Keith is our guest today. Funny comedian who gets funnier every time I see him. We talk about opening for comedians who want to alter your act and getting stiffed by promoters, or in his case, a Jewish mother. Please take 5 seconds to rate or ...Show More

1:33:19 | Apr 29th, 2016

Comedian and actor Ron Funches ("Undateable", "Portlandia", "Trolls") joins us today for our official 100th episode of the What's Up Fool podcast! Ron is a great example of the shy, quiet kid who has a secret talent that he just busts out one day whe...Show More

1:40:53 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Today's guests are a morning radio team in the Oxnard/Los Angeles CA area. These guys have been doing this together for 20 years and have been supporting comedians for the same amount of time. They were the first radio station to always invite us you...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 15th, 2016

Today we welcome guest Nick Swardson, star of my favorite movie "Grandma's Boy", but first we have a guest from a charity I support - "Peace Over Violence". She breaks down their annual Denim Day event and the services their organization provides. Ni...Show More

1:33:42 | Apr 8th, 2016

We're honored to have this guest on the show this week - skateboard legend Christian Hosoi! We talk about his past, his quick shot to fame, his decline through drugs and prison and his strong return as a family man, born again Christian and businessm...Show More

1:39:41 | Apr 1st, 2016

What can we say about Gene Pompa that hasn't already been written on a bathroom stall? ... You never really know when Gene is joking or being serious. He's a very smart, funny guy, Chicano activist background, and someone I have known in comedy for a...Show More

1:40:10 | Mar 25th, 2016

Guy Torry was pivotal in creating the first black comedy night in Hollywood at the World Famous Comedy Store. Bringing black industry together in one place at the same time was rare and led to a lot of collaboration in Hollywood back in the 90s. Afte...Show More

1:35:27 | Mar 18th, 2016

Our guest today is Paul Hunt, a guy who grew up in the same projects as me - Aliso Village in Boyle Heights. He was one of the few kids who dreamed of the world outside the projects and worked as hard as he could to get there. He recently wrote a boo...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 11th, 2016

Just me and Rodrigo today. Recapping some stuff, telling old stories plus talking about my new obsession - the OJ Simpson case and the FX show "People vs. OJ Simpson". Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it ...Show More

1:28:23 | Mar 4th, 2016

Today we have the band Buyepongo sitting in the studio with us talking about food, politics, music and a bunch of other stuff. These guys are from all over the Los Angeles area and are about to take off with their eclectic sound. They even treated us...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 26th, 2016

Scruncho is a little bit crazy, a lot funny and 100% real. Raised in the tough streets of Long Beach, California, influenced by all the wrong people, this guy eventually found his way but still keeps his hard edge because that's just who he is. Deep ...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 19th, 2016

Ali Leroi sits down with us today to discuss his history as a stand-up comedian in Chicago working with Bernie Mac and other greats and then his later shift to a whole new career as a writer, show-runner and one of the most sought after developers of...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 11th, 2016

Ash Wednesday early episode! Our guest today is one of the biggest Christian Latin contemporary musicians/singers in the world. He's practically the only one of Catholic denomination. Originally from the Dominican Republic and then New York City, Jon...Show More

1:38:26 | Feb 5th, 2016

Sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of comedian Hugh Moore. Dude is super laid back, but trust me, he's working. This guy is one of the most sought after comedy writers in the game today. Hilarious stand up, too, if you ever get a chance to see...Show More

1:29:14 | Jan 29th, 2016

From preacher's son to party kid to comedian and family man, Paul "PK" Kim has been around for a while working hard to stay in the comedy game while trying to balance life at the same time. Go check him out on Friday nights at the Laugh Factory in Ho...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Third time is a charm... this guy is probably the only guy who could stand us up twice and we'll STILL give him another chance because he's our favorite. Corey Holcomb is hilarious and real and for almost 2 hours, we talk about all kinds of things pe...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 15th, 2016

Today we talk to the 2 guys who were the first in the series of "Cholos Try..." videos - Carlos Ayala and Fabian Alomar. I have run into these guys over the years at different auditions where they got the parts and I didn't... While they may have had...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 8th, 2016

SPOILER ALERT SHOW! Well... it's the first episode of 2016 and our guest canceled AGAIN! This is the 2nd time we've booked him and he canceled... but he's funny so we're willing to try it one more time in a couple weeks. It had better be worth it. An...Show More

1:36:09 | Dec 31st, 2015

Happy new year!! Here at home with the wife, the manager, the podcast producer Lesa Esparza. Looking back over the last year. We get to know Lesa a little better - aside from producing the podcast and running my day to day business. We're also kind o...Show More

1:39:28 | Dec 25th, 2015

Merry Christmas! Just me and Rodrigo in the studio, taking calls. Shout out to our international friends Cleo from the Netherlands (@Talk2Cleo) and Glenn from Ireland (@GlennCarlin). And thanks to everyone else who shared their Christmas stories. P...Show More

1:21:46 | Dec 18th, 2015

Bobby Lee and I go way back. We pretty much started comedy around the same time - him in San Diego and me in L.A. He's a Comedy Store fixture and after several years on Mad TV and almost 20 years of stand-up, he's got a solid headlining career. Bobby...Show More

1:35:47 | Dec 11th, 2015

Larry "Bubbles" Brown is our guest today... Hilarious comic from the Bay Area/San Francisco area. He came up during the Robin Williams era of the Bay comedy scene in the 80s. He's worked with Dana Carvey, Dave Attell, me of course, and we all know th...Show More

1:48:38 | Dec 4th, 2015

Comedian Jeffrey Keller (@MyMomsWhite on Twitter) joins us today on the show. I've known Jeffrey for a long time from back in the day when I was still doing open mics all over L.A. Jeffrey had an interesting background before comedy - a white mom who...Show More

1:29:34 | Nov 27th, 2015

One of the members of Las Cafeteras gave me their CD about a year ago. I kept it in my car without listening to it because, let's face it, people give me a lot of free shitty CDs… but I wish I had listened to this one sooner. I finally played it a fe...Show More

1:37:57 | Nov 20th, 2015

*(Guest co-co-host from the Living the Dream Podcast - Beto Duran sits in with us for this episode) Around the same time NWA was coming "straight outta Compton", there was another kid coming straight outta Southgate California by way of Cuba… hittin...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 13th, 2015

Well… we were stood up by our guest today so we ended up doing a podcast by ourselves (while watching our producer freak out about the guest). It's all good, we were thinking of doing it once a month anyway. We just sit and talk about everything from...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 6th, 2015

If you ever ask me who helped me get started in my comedy career, one of the first people I'll probably mention is comedian Johnny Sanchez. Johnny has been on MadTV (you might remember the Little Joker character that went viral) and had comedy specia...Show More

1:36:06 | Oct 30th, 2015

My friend Elon Gold is a funny comedian, great at impressions, and he's also one of the first writers to put me in something because he liked my comedy. On today's episode, Elon breaks down the business of comedy and television, writing and acting, c...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2015

I've run into comedian Dwayne Perkins a lot over the years. He's a really cool, laid back, funny guy who has worked his ass off in the comedy world for a long time. Dwayne has kept working consistently because he's funny and he's one of the few comic...Show More

1:34:40 | Oct 16th, 2015

It's been said that we need more Latino representation behind the camera in Hollywood. Today we talk to 3 directors (Joey Medina, Tom Sanchez and Christian Sesma) who are self-made and still growing in their careers. They have worked their asses off ...Show More

1:41:20 | Oct 9th, 2015

Part of me feels like putting an extra warning label on this episode… Meet Jason Rouse, a hard core, balls-out comic considered by some to be "the G.G. Allin of comedy". Listen to what it's like to have headlined around the world for many years but s...Show More

1:32:21 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Ever wonder what it's like to become famous almost instantly? Just a few months after starting comedy, Anjelah Johnson had that experience when her joke about a Vietnamese nail salon went viral with the perfect storm of YouTube, email and MySpace. Li...Show More

1:43:58 | Sep 25th, 2015

Felicia Michaels is a pioneer in comedy. People like Amy Shumer and Sarah Silverman have her to thank for pushing the envelope when she was starting in comedy. Yes, she was not the first, but in mainstream comedy in the 80s it was very rare - a femal...Show More

1:16:21 | Sep 18th, 2015

Today we have an awesome guest, a legend in the NBA and a renaissance man - Mr. John "Spider" Salley. From the Pistons to the Bulls to the Lakers - championships on 3 different teams - to TV and movies and now a personal quest for health and wellness...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 11th, 2015

Kick back and listen to us talk with a very funny comedian, Kevin Shea. He opened for me in San Jose last week and I thought it would be good for you guys to hear his stories. This mild-mannered, soft-spoken comedian might surprise you with some of t...Show More

1:37:57 | Sep 4th, 2015

Rodrigo is back from Mexico so we got caught up. We finally got to sit down with the great Tom Green! Hilarious, weird, and a super kind, honest human being. He's still Canadian at heart no matter how long he's lived in Los Angeles. Listen to how he ...Show More

1:20:01 | Aug 28th, 2015

*Forgive Jamie's microphone. He was talking with lots of acting out so he moves it a lot. Also, after 36 years in Los Angeles, he still has a thick Iranian accent.* I've known Jamie Masada, the owner of the Laugh Factory for about 17 years. This is t...Show More

1:28:06 | Aug 21st, 2015

We did another call-in show today. Just me and Rodrigo. I kind of like these shows without a guest because I get to get a lot of stuff off my chest and then people who get mad at what I say just start to go away and I'm left with the hardcore fans wh...Show More

1:19:26 | Aug 14th, 2015

Okay, kids, try to keep up! Today we have comedian Jimmy Shubert - been in the game since the heyday of the Comedy Store and Sam Kinison. He's worked his ass off since he was a young kid doing magic shows. Throughout the ups and downs of comedy and H...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 7th, 2015

When I invited comedian Joey Medina to do my podcast, I figured I wouldn't learn anything new about him after knowing him for almost 20 years… man, was I wrong. Listen to the man of a thousand careers who ended up as a Latin King of Comedy. Funny guy...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 31st, 2015

Our guest had an emergency and had to reschedule sooooo Rodrigo and I just ended up talking a LOT of shit. Enjoy. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparz...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 24th, 2015

Comedian Brian Babylon joins us today. This fool just got to L.A. about a month ago from Chicago and started hustling the minute he stepped off the plane. He already has a regular n ight at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood and a job producing and doing...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 17th, 2015

You might have seen Owen Smith in one of many commercials, TV shows or movies, or you might have seen him on stage doing stand up. He's always been a funny, down to earth guy who rubs elbows with lots of people in the business who know how to get thi...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 10th, 2015

I've known comedian Lahna Turner for a long time. Long before her husband became famous. But enough about him. Today it's all about Lahna. She's funny, sometimes she picks up a guitar and sings funny songs, she's worked the hardest, cholo-infested ro...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2015

Our guest today is comedian Rex Navarrete - the most famous Filipino comic out there. Even without a lot of TV exposure, Rex has built a strong following over the years working on the road, doing corporate gigs, etc. Really knowledgeable guy with a l...Show More

1:19:33 | Jun 26th, 2015

On this historic day when the SCOTUS ruled that same sex marriage is now legal across the U.S., we close out our Gay Pride Month series with the hilarious comedian Fortune Feimster. She's just an awesome person. Grew up in a very conservative town in...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 19th, 2015

We're on our 3rd Pride Month episode. All June we're having LGBT guests on the show and today is no different. We invited an old friend of mine to come talk about her experience growing up Asian and very religious in the same gang riddled projects as...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 12th, 2015

We're continuing our Pride Month series where we'll be having LGBT guests on every Friday in June. Today we have an old friend of mine from the Myspace days - rapper Deadlee (aka Joseph LeMar). He's gay and proud and you probably wouldn't be able to ...Show More

1:31:01 | Jun 5th, 2015

The whole month of June, we're celebrating Pride Month and having LGBT guests on every Friday. We decided to kick it off with "America's Favorite Fag" (his words, not mine), comedian Thai Rivera. He may not be politically correct, but he's honest, he...Show More

1:43:27 | May 29th, 2015

"I am the Machine"… For Bert Kreischer fans, that's all you need to hear to get pumped up. For those of you who don't know Bert, after you hear his interview, he'll be your new best friend. He's just a genuine person, a guy who lays it all out, no my...Show More

1:18:26 | May 22nd, 2015

We had a gap in our guest booking so no guest this time but we decided to do a call-in show instead. I don't know why a lot of our callers sound like they're still asleep but hey, somehow they figured out how to call us. There wasn't a topic this ti...Show More
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0:00 | May 15th, 2015

Man, I guarantee you've seen - or heard - this guy in a bunch of tv shows, commercials, everything. He's also a hilarious stand-up comedian. I've known Brian Scolaro for over 10 years. He always kills on stage and he is probably the guy who's getting...Show More
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0:00 | May 8th, 2015

Hear two different experiences in stand-up comedy and Hollywood… our conversation with comedians Matt Walker and Stephen Kramer Glickman proves that these guys have really been through it all. Listen as Matt describes growing up the only white guy in...Show More

1:16:00 | May 1st, 2015

Today was an emotional day for me… we got to interview Damian Chapa, aka "Miklo" from Bound by Honor: Blood In, Blood Out. It was really a dream come true, our nipples were hard and we just geeked out during the whole episode. Enjoy! Please rate or...Show More

1:33:52 | Apr 24th, 2015

Okay, okay, so I'm vegan… Some of you guys know that and the rest of you think I'm punking you, but it's true. Been vegan for over 4 years now because of some health issues and since then my health has improved, I lost some weight (at first, 30 pound...Show More

1:31:52 | Apr 17th, 2015

Met comedian Kira Soltanovich many years ago at a comedy show. She's a strong, loud, funny person, so we got along well. She also came to this country kind of like I did - as a Russian Jewish illegal immigrant, except I am not Russian or Jewish… List...Show More

1:12:57 | Apr 10th, 2015

I met comedian Suli McCullough a loooong time ago when I was just starting out in comedy. I worked with him a few times and we became friends. He's a really smart, funny, super nice guy. Aside from his infamous character "Crazy Legs" from "Don't Be a...Show More

2:08:42 | Apr 9th, 2015

Our little podcast just turned 1 year old! We celebrated by doing the podcast in front of a live audience on April 1 at the Ice House in Pasadena and we brought back a bunch of our past guests. It's our longest episode ever but it's jam packed with l...Show More