Felipe Esparza’s new comedy special ‘Translate This’ debuts on HBO in September


Felipe Esparza: Translate This to hit HBO in September

Comedian Felipe Esparza is about to debut a new stand-up special on HBO. Esparza’s new hour-long Translate This is slated to premiere on HBO and HBO Latino on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Felipe Esparza: Translate This marks the comedian’s first comedy special for HBO. The special was taped at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, CA and, according to HBO, will find the comedian pulling comedy from his unique life experiences, riffing on everything from immigration to “raising his blond-haired, blue-eyed stepson.”

Esparza won NBC’s Last Comic Standing competition in 2010. He released his first stand-up special They’re Not Gonna Laugh At You on Showtime in 2012 (it can now be found streaming on Netflix) and has appeared on a handful of shows including Superstore, The Eric Andre Show and This Is Not Happening… back when it was still hosted by Ari Shaffir.

Esparza’s new hour-long will follow previous 2017 HBO comedy special releases T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous, which debuted on the premium cable network back in June, and George Lopez: The Wall, Live From Washington D.C., which just premiered on the service over the weekend.

Translate This was written by Esparza, who also exec-produced with Lesa O’Daniel Esparza and Christopher Smith. The hour-long was directed by Claude Shires, who also produced the special alongside Stuart Sauvarin.