by: Carl Lamarre
On August 9th, Felipe Esparza will have one final opportunity to beguile and laugh his way into the hearts of viewers and critics alike on NBC’s series finale of the Last Comic Standing airing at 9 PM.
The East Los Angeles native is one of five remaining contestants fighting for a chance to win $250,000. Besides achieving monetary acclaim, Esparza will be hoping to garner respect from highly recognized comics. One comic who has shown significant interest in Esparza’s work is Mexican-born Paul Rodriguez. Rodriguez has conveyed his ongoing support for Esparza by publicly acknowledging his talents via Facebook, and highlighting his immense ability to entertain. Esparza is no stranger to fans as well: in 2008, he was introduced to the masses during Showtime’s Diamonds In The Rough, which enabled him to develop a steady fan base.
With a strong fan base, and highly respected comedians providing moral support on the sidelines, Esparza seems ready for combat. He, along with, Mike Destefano (Bronx, NY), Tommy Johnagin (Benton, IL), Myq Kaplan (Boston, MA) and Roy Wood, Jr. (Birmingham, AL) will all tarry impatiently, as three will be eliminated, leaving two comics to duke it out Idol style in hopes of receiving the grand price of $250,000. Voting will end soon. So be sure to vote for Felipe now at www.nbc.com/LastComic Standing.