Tailgate Series: Felipe Esparza

LIVE @ THE DRIVE-IN

LOCATED IN NORTH PARKING LOTS

About The Event

**This event date is subject to State of Texas and local government guidelines for helping the community stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are required when outside of your designated tailgate space. 
 

Load up your truck! Bring your coolers and grills! There's space for your car and your social distanced tailgate party! The H-E-B Center Tailgate Series continues when comedian Felipe Esparza takes the stage LIVE @ THE DRIVE-IN, November 21st in the North parking lots of H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, presented by Tobin Entertainment.

Tickets are per car (not per person) and lot capacity is limited. 

Pre-ordered food and beverage Cooler Packages are available for $40 to have delivered to your car upon entry. H-E-B Center Tailgate Cooler Packages come in a commemorative cooler bag and can be added to your ticket order upon checkout at Ticketmaster.com.

About Felipe Esparza
Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza got his start as a comedian all because someone asked him to list 5 goals in life. During a stint in rehab before he was 21, Felipe was asked what he wanted out of life. As a young immigrant growing up in the projects in Boyle Heights (East L.A.) and then as a teenage father with a drug and alcohol problem, it was a difficult task because he had never thought that far ahead. Among the items on that list, "to be happy", and "be a stand-up comedian" - because of how he connected to an old Bill Cosby album when he was younger. Up until that question, Felipe was under the impression that life was over at 18.

If you had told him back then that all this life experience would one day make people laugh, he wouldn't have believed it. From being raised in the projects in a family of 9 living in the most gang-infested neighborhood in the country to winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing", to selling out live comedy shows all over the country and being able to act in TV shows and movies, Felipe's life has been anything but boring. He worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for fellow comedians such as Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez, then took a leap of faith and went out on his own - which led to very little income and opportunity at first.

After the 16-year "overnight success" of winning Last Comic Standing, Felipe went on to produce his first hour long stand-up comedy special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (now on Netflix). He has also made several TV appearances such as recurring roles on "The Eric Andre Show" and NBC's "Superstore", TruTV's "World's Dumbest" and "Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey" and was the spokesman for a national Honda campaign and a national Target Mobile campaign. During his early years as a comedian, Felipe was part of the successful stand-up comedy TV show, "Que Locos" on Galavisión (the only English-speaking show on Spanish television). That show and the resulting tour helped launch the careers of several other Latino comedians such as George Lopez, Gabriel Iglesias and Willie Barcena.
 

Today, in addition to his live stand-up touring, Felipe hosts a weekly podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called "What's Up Fool?" that focuses on interesting stories from just about anybody. From renowned author and humanitarian Father Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries, to actor Damian Chapa (Miklo from Blood In, Blood Out), to the lead detective on the Night Stalker serial killer case, to actor Emilio Rivera (from Sons of Anarchy) to even the "Incredible Hulk" who takes photos with tourists on Hollywood Blvd., Felipe believes everyone has a story to tell about how they got where they are, no matter who they are.

 

Recently, Felipe produced his second hour-long stand-up special with his wife Lesa, entitled "Translate This”, premiering on HBO September 30, 2017. He is also developing a sitcom with fellow comedian Dustin Ybarra and writers Bobby Bowman and Peter Murrietta - Felipe and Dustin will play brothers in a single-camera comedy to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment. He also continues to do live stand-up shows in comedy clubs and theaters around the country.

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Food & Beverage Delivered to Your Vehicle!

$40 FOOD & BEVERAGE UPGRADES
All cooler packages are delivered to your vehicle in a commemorative bag when you arrive to the show! Food & beverage packages can only be purchased in advance. Add to your ticket order upon checkout or add later through the links below:

ORDER COOLER PACKAGE

FAMILY PACK

  • Four 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Two 20 oz Coca-Cola
  • Two 20 oz Powerade
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

HOPS AND GRAINS – BUD LIGHT

  • One 16 oz 6 – pack Bud Light
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

HOPS AND GRAINS – MILLER LITE

  • One 16 oz 6 – pack Miller Lite
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

HOPS AND GRAINS – MICHELOB ULTRA

  • One 16 oz 6 – pack Michelob Ultra
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

HOPS AND GRAINS – ZIEGENBOCK

  • One 16 oz 6 – pack Ziegenbock
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

OFF THE VINE - WHITE

  • One 6 – pack House White Wine
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

OFF THE VINE – RED

  • One 6 – pack House Red Wine
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

OFF THE VINE – MIX RED/WHITE

  • One 6 – pack House Wine, 3 Red & 3 White
  • Two 20 oz Dasani Water
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

HOPS AND GRAPES

  • Three 16 oz cans Bud Light
  • Three House Red Wines
  • Two 20 oz Dasani
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Pack
    • Popcorn Bucket
    • M&M’s
    • Peanut M&M’s

COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - MASKS REQUIRED OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE

All events at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park will include activation of ASM Global’s “Venue Shield”– an advanced environmental hygiene protocol that will also be deployed in more than 325 ASM facilities around the world. ASM Global, which manages H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, is the world’s leading venue management and services company. Venue Shield reduces physical touch points, increases venue sanitization and cleanliness, and provides various health monitoring guidelines and services.

 

The safety guidelines and protocols in place for OUTSIDE EVENTS at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park include:

 

  • FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED - All employees and visitors MUST wear a cloth face mask to cover both nose and mouth anytime guests are outside of their vehicle. One-time use disposable masks are provided if the guest does not already have one. Guests who cannot keep a face covering in place, including young children, are exempt.
  • WASH HANDS / HAND SANITIZING STATIONS - Fifty (50) hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the arena. Guests are encouraged to wash hands for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizing station often.
  • CONSTANT CLEANING - All high touch areas throughout the venue are disinfected multiple times during events.
  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH SCREENINGS - All employees receive contactless temperature checks prior to entering the venue each day and testing as needed.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING ENCOURAGED WHERE POSSIBLE
    • Floor markers installed at all line queues (main entrances, box office, concessions, restrooms, merchandise).
    • Limited capacity in restrooms at one time.
  • PARKING
    • All staff is required to wear masks and gloves 
  • BOX OFFICE
    • Contactless Payment - Cash is no longer accepted and signatures have been waived.
    • Paperless tickets - all tickets purchased at the box office will be delivered via SMS (text message).
    • No will call
  • CONCESSIONS
    • All staff is required to wear face masks/shields and gloves.
    • Cash is no longer accepted.
    • Concessions are available for pre-order to be delivered to the customer’s vehicle with minimal contact
    • All shared condiment & utensil stations have been removed and replaced with single use condiment packets and pre-packaged utensils kept behind the concession stand counters.
    • Lids will be used on all beverages including soft drinks and draft beers.
    • Water fountains turned off until further notice.