Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway captures John's quest to cram 3,000 years of history into 90 minutes of stage time and bring a whole new set of historical ...
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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 ... See full summary »
Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show, the special leads the audience on a hilarious and touching roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of Leguizamo's personal and professional life.
Hughley keeps his audience in hysterics as he tells it like it is about the hypocrisy of racism in America, being a man during the #MeToo movement, why cell phones are ruining relationships, and parents who don't follow warning signs.
John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world's most intimate act! SEXAHOLIX is an affectionate tale of the comic's path to maturation and the women who ... See full summary »
Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway captures John's quest to cram 3,000 years of history into 90 minutes of stage time and bring a whole new set of historical characters back to life as one man. Infused throughout the documentary is John's special brand of humor and openness. The road to his ultimate goal - his next Broadway hit - unfolds in a fun, intriguing, and poignant adventure that not only offers an intimate look into the journey of a passionate artist, but also shines a light on the rarely-told stories of Latino heroes who made their mark on America. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the one-man show taking shape, the film follows John's riveting process - from his early inspirations and research, to his first-ever comedy club tour, through workshops of the show - before culminating in performances at the historic Public Theater as he aims for a Broadway run. Along the way, John navigates the challenges of writing (and re-writing) history...Written by
Brilliant. A must see for people of all ethnicities and nationalities.
I'll admit, I put this on thinking it was a another Netflix stand up comedy special, looking for a laugh, and not having heard of the Broadway show. Instead it left me with a wet face - not from tears of laughter. I'm white, but that didn't make this any less pertinent or profound. I always liked John Leguizamo but after watching this he's my favourite new person. It also worth watching his Tony acceptance speech, which left me in tears also.
In this crazy messed up world it's comforting to know that there are voices out there like Leguizamo's. I related to him as a parent trying to do the best one can by his children, and as someone with great love for America even with it's F'd up history (and present).
Do yourself a favour and watch this.
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