What's Up Fool? podcast

What's Up Fool? podcast

United States

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 how they got where they are, no matter who they are.

Episodes

Ep 130 - Little Willie G  

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 industry and develop a problem with drugs and alcohol. His testimony and music was one of the only cassettes we had in my rehab and I really got into his music. Today, Willie has overcome all of those problems through a relationship with God, started a ministry and continues to perform all over the country. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Little Willie G: TWITTER: @LittleWillieG INSTAGRAM: @LittleWillieG1 Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 129 - Richard Cabral  

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, institutionalization and danger in East L.A. and somehow ended up being nominated for an Emmy for best supporting actor. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Richard Cabral: TWITTER: @CabralRichy INSTAGRAM: @RichardCabralOfficial Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 128 - Martin Rizo  

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 think... he's also grown as a stand-up comedian and has even done a few commercials on the side to pay the bills. This might be one of our funniest episodes so far. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Martin Rizo: TWITTER: @ComicMartinRizo INSTAGRAM: @ComicMartinRizo Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 127 - Two of Us #9  

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/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 126 - Nov Call In Show  

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.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 125 - Chingo Bling  

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 comedian, he's always reinventing himself and growing as an artist and entertainer. Go see him LIVE at the Ontario Improv 10/28 - 10/30 (2016)! Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Chingo Bling: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/OfficialChingoBling TWITTER: @ChingoBling INSTAGRAM: @RealChingoBling Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 124 - Dean Edwards  

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 episode of What's Up Fool? then in a few days, listen to a 2-part series of our conversation on Dean's podcast "The Futhamuckin Protocol". Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Dean Edwards: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/IAmDeanEdwards TWITTER: @IAmDeanEdwards INSTAGRAM: @IAmDeanEdwards Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 123 - Just the Two of Us  

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! Thanks for listening! LINKS Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 122 - Oct Call In Show  

*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 itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Sin Quirin: TWITTER: @SinQuirinMusic INSTAGRAM: @SinQuirinMusic Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 121 - Just the 3 of Us  

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 Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod INSTAGRAM: @LesaInLa

Ep 120 - Josh Adam Meyers  

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 different. Out of this came the God Damn Comedy Jam, a live show he began doing monthly in Los Angeles that now has been picked up by Comedy Central. A blend of short stand-up sets by comedians who finish their act with a cover song with a house band. Many well-known comics have joined his show including me, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Hannibal Buress, Joey Diaz and so many others. Check it out on Comedy Central. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Josh Adam Meyers: TWITTER: @JoshAdamMeyers TWITTER: @TheGDComedyJam INSTAGRAM: @JoshAdamMeyers INSTAGRAM: @TheGDComedyJam Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 119 - Tobe Hixx  

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 comedy for the remainder of that time. Listen as he takes you through what it's like to think you're getting ahead when you're really taking huge steps backward. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Tobe Hixx: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/TobeHixx TWITTER: @TobeHixx INSTAGRAM: @TobeHixx Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 118 - Sept Call In Show  

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 Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 117 - Jeff B Cohen  

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 a bunch of 80s shows and movies as well as learning about entertainment law and Hollywood in general. Check out his new book, "The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments" available through our Amazon search window or the link below. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Jeff B. Cohen TWITTER: @Jeff_B_Cohen INSTAGRAM: @Jeff_B_Cohen www.CohenGardnerLaw.com JEFF'S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Dealmakers-Ten-Commandments-Essential-Hollywood/dp/162722761X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472835983&sr=8-1&keywords=dealmakers+10+commandments Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 116 - Father Greg Boyle  

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 Industries - an organization that helps turn former gang members' lives around by giving them jobs, training and a purpose. Before that it was Jobs for the Future, and even before that, he was just a man with a mission to help local kids stop dying at the hands of other local kids. We only scratched the surface today, but know that if it wasn't for this man, I probably wouldn't be here today. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Homeboy Industries: TWITTER: @HomeboyInd INSTAGRAM: @HomeboyIndustries www.HomeboyIndustries.org Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 115_Two of Us Number 7  

We've been super busy and had a lot to talk about so we didn't bring in a 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. 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 TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 114 - August Call In Show  

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: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 113 - Aiko Tanaka  

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 knowledge of speaking English - all for the love of a boy band and a dream to be a dancer. After a lot of trials and tribulations (and a stint on the newer version of Soul Train), she is now a working comedian and occasional actor. Listen to her story, follow her and go tell her what's up fool. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Aiko Tanaka: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/AikoTanaka TWITTER: @AikoTanaka INSTAGRAM: @GoldenChina Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 112 - Ruben Paul  

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 black comics who has never shied away from doing all the comedy rooms in L.A. - black, white, Latino - and it shows in his comedy. He's now traveling the world, sometimes opening for his good friend Russell Peters and the rest of the time, headlining on his own. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Ruben Paul: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ruben.paul.56 TWITTER: @IAmRubenPaul INSTAGRAM: @IAmRubenPaul Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

Ep 111 - Eddie EdDro Valdez  

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. After a big setback in his life and career, he got the phone call of a lifetime that set him up for the last 7 years as the personal assistant for world famous comedian, Russell Peters. Dustin talks about possibly burning some bridges during a drunken night before recording this episode. Please take 5 seconds to rate or review the podcast on itunes and if you like it subscribe! Thanks for listening! LINKS Eddie "EdDro" Valdez: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/EdDro42 TWITTER: @EdDro42 INSTAGRAM: @EdDro42 Dustin Ybarra: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/DustinYbarra2 TWITTER: @Dustin_Ybarra INSTAGRAM: @Dustin_Ybarra www.DustinYbarra.com Felipe Esparza: FACEBOOK: www.Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage TWITTER: @FunnyFelipe INSTAGRAM: @FelipeEsparzaComedian www.felipesworld.com Rodrigo Torres: TWITTER: @RodrigoTorresJr INSTAGRAM: @RodrigoTorresJr TUMBLR: RodrigoTorresJr.Tumblr.com Voodoo Glowskulls (they do our theme song) www.VoodooGlowskulls.com Ernesto Yerena (he designed our podcast logo) INSTAGRAM: @ernestoyerena Lesa Esparza (Producer, editor, "What's Up Fool?" podcast) TWITTER: @WhatsUpFoolPod

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