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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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: You people go back to your damn country! You multiply like roaches!
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The Best One-Man Comedy Show EVER
4 April 2000 | by (Baltimore, Md) – See all my reviews

My mother and I caught this on HBO one night in 1998. I absolutely fell in love with it because though I was laughing, Leguizamo managed to illicit sympathy for his life through his gift of comedy. I was lucky enough to have caught this gem again a few months ago. I hope that I catch it once more so I can tape it. For anyone that hasn't been introduced to Leguizamo's comedy, this is a great starting point to get to know one of the funniest men out there!


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