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Sonar Entertainment, Felipe Esparza developing comedic travelogue

Los Angeles-based Sonar Entertainment is developing a comedic travelogue series that will follow Mexican-American standup comedian Felipe Esparza along the U.S. and Mexico border. Crossing Over: Bad Decisions Along the Border ...
August 2, 2018

Los Angeles-based Sonar Entertainment is developing a comedic travelogue series that will follow Mexican-American standup comedian Felipe Esparza along the U.S. and Mexico border.

Crossing Over: Bad Decisions Along the Border with Felipe Esparza will follow the Last Comic Standing winner as he leads a band of comics on a tour along America’s southern border through an immigrants point-of-view in an effort to break down political walls and stereotypes through humor.

The multi-part series will trace the group on their cross country journey as they stop off along both sides of the border wall to discover quirky businesses, wild adventures, unlikely characters and great food, all while providing “hilarious and often poignant glimpses” into a part of America and Mexico that elicits the strongest of opinions.

Executive producers for Crossing Over: Bad Decisions Along the Border are Esparza; Andrea Gorfolova, president of kids, family and factual for Sonar Entertainment; and Tom Lesinski, CEO of Sonar Entertainment.

“Felipe Esparza is one of the brightest stars in all of comedy,” said Garfolova in a statement. “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,” added 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.”

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