Leguizamo’s One-Man Show “Ghetto Klown” to Become an HBO Special

John Leguizamo will be klowning around on HBO next spring…

The 49-year-old Colombian American comedian/actor will be bringing his Ghetto Klown to HBO.

John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown

The pay cable network will tape Leguizamo’s hit one-man show on November 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theatre for debut next spring.

Ghetto Klown, for which Leguizamo received a Drama Desk Award, is a semi-autobiographical show about his path to stardom based on his memoir Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends. 

Ghetto Klown, written by Leguizamo, will be directed by Fisher Stevens, who also directed the successful 2012 Broadway production and national tour.

It’s Leguizamo’s first HBO special in 11 years and the fifth one-man show to become a special on HBO.

His other shows include Mambo Mouth (1991); Spic-O-Rama (1993); Freak (1998), for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award; and Sexaholic…A Love Story (2002).

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