Staff Report

Comedian Felipe Esparza, who rose to stardom by winning season seven of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will bring his North American stand-up tour to the Santa Ynez Valley at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom.

Tickets for the show are $19, $29, $39, $49 and $59.

Following his “Last Comic Standing” victory in 2010, Esparza 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.”

In 2017, Esparza produced his second hour-long stand-up HBO special with his wife Lesa, titled “Translate This,” which continues to run on all of the HBO platforms.

In addition to his stand-up touring, Esparza hosts a weekly podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called “What’s Up Fool?” In September, ABC Studios announced that it is developing a single-camera, sibling sitcom starring Esparza and fellow Latino comedian Dustin Ybarra.

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