Sonar Entertainment Partners with Comedian/Actor Felipe Esparza To Develop New Comedy-Travel Series CROSSING OVER – Bad Decisions Along the Border with Felipe Esparza
Esparza Leads A Band of Comics on An Unforgettable,
One-Of-A-Kind Tour of the US/Mexico Border
What’s 2000 miles long, costs over $25 billion to build, and is filled with narcos, deadly terrain, and jokes – lots and lots of jokes? For standup comic and actor Felipe Esparza, that place is The Wall, the front line that defines the highly charged debate over the border separating the United States and Mexico.
Television viewers are about to be in for the ride of their lives, courtesy of an up close and personal look at America’s controversial southern border, as Sonar Entertainment teams up with Esparza to develop the new comedy-travel series CROSSING OVER – Bad Decisions Along the Border With Felipe Esparza.
In this multi-part series, Esparza and his band of fellow comics hit the road for a tour of the hidden side of the US/Mexico border, bringing unconventional riffs and an immigrant perspective while offering hilarious and often poignant glimpses of a part of America and Mexico that elicits no shortage of strong opinions but that most people actually know very little about. Along the way the crew uncovers quirky businesses, wild adventures, unlikely characters, insane plans, and great food - blowing up stereotypes and breaking down political walls to bring us together in a way that only humor can.
“Felipe Esparza is one of the brightest stars in all of comedy,” said Andrea Gorfolova, President, Kids, Family and Factual for Sonar Entertainment. “His singular perspective, sometimes raw and always spot on, combined with his unmatched comic instincts, make him the ideal talent to take us on this unforgettable tour.”
“I’m excited to be working on this project because it explores something very close to my heart,” said Felipe Esparza. “I’m an immigrant, too, and I see myself in a lot of these people and their families. This show will focus on the human stories on all sides of this border wall issue and I hope to also bring some humor and light to this topic wherever possible.”
The winner of Last Comic Standing in 2010, Esparza has appeared on numerous TV shows, including Superstore (in a recurring role), The Tonight Show, Lopez Tonight, Premium Blend, The Eric Andre Show, Comic View andGalavisión’s Que Locos, where he made more appearances than any other comedian. His film credits include The Deported and I’m Not Like That No More, a feature based on his stand-up comedy, as well as his first stand-up special, They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You. Esparza is also the host of the podcast What’s Up Fool?, which he launched in 2014. In 2017, he starred in his first HBO stand-up Felipe Esparza: Translate This.