Freak (1998)

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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his father. We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sandy, the Fat Boy Called Bitch (John's little brother, Poochie), his mom, his evil grandmothers, and Lee Stratsberg, not to mention a brief appearance by Cantinflas as God. Written by Anonymous

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Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Autobiographical Comedy  »

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The original Broadway production of "Freak" by John Leguizamo opened at the Cort Theater in New York on February 12, 1998, ran for 144 performances and was nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for the Best Play. John Leguizamo recreated his solo act in this filmed production and was nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for the Best Actor. See more »

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John Leguizamo: On the way to our tenement building, it was like the modern day Tower of Babel. The many colors of Beneton were there.
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As our lawyers wish us to put it, the characters and incidents portrayed in this photoplay are entirely fictional. See more »

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Great Comedy, Great Acting
8 October 1999 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

After seeing this routine by John Leguizamo, I finally realize why he is such a talent. I enjoy great stage work, and this is stage work at its best. I cannot label it as a stand-up routine, because Leguizamo is so intense when playing the different characters. The only time he breaks character is when it is necessary for him to complete his part in which he does so coolly, that you cannot help, but appreciate his talents. I wasn't really sure how I felt about him as an actor, but Freak solidified my appreciation of him. For those out there that have not had the opportunity to see this show, I feel for you. Definitely check it out. It is one of the nest routines I have ever seen. Ranks with Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby and Chris Rock. Four stars and more.


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