generally curious comedian

Hi. I'm Esteban.

I'm a comedian, writer, and speaker focused on telling stories that matter. I'm the co-creator and co-host of Spotify Original podcast "Identity at Play." I'm the creator and host of two shows on SoulPancake digital shows, and a Hyundai-sponsored travel show about sustainability. As a comedian, I've opened up for people like Colin Jost, Tim Meadows, and Bo Burnham. I've done stand-up in over 20 states in comedy clubs, festivals, theatres, and barns. 

Currently, I'm the comedian-in-residence at Generation180, a nonprofit working to equip people to take action on cliamte change. With them, we created the Climate Comedy Cohort where I'll be leading a first-of-its-kind network of comedians who will come together to learn, create new comedy informed by the latest climate science, and take their work on the road in a series of live shows, short-form video, and other funny content.

 

I speak, both silly and serious, at middle schools, high schools, colleges, comedy clubs, and conferences. I've lived a few lives: previously, I taught creativity at the college level. I co-wrote a book on creativity. I ran a school in the off-the-grid jungle. I was COO of an entertainment tech company focused on diversity in Hollywood. I was the star of a TV show that aired on VICELAND and A&E. 

I'm the son of two Colombian immigrants and grew up in Puerto Rico and the suburbs of Chicago. I currently live in LA. That 's it. You now know everything about me.  

SPEAKING

I speak at schools, colleges, conferences, and corporate events. You can find more at Kirkland Productions

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PRESS

I've been featured in NPR about "soft skills" and Huffington Post about creativity and lots of local press for things as diverse as being a stand-up comedian and being a fan of Pluto the planet. 

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VIDEO

I created "Nothing Is Boring" and "Third Culture Conversations" and hosted "Hyundai Highways"

 

I've also starred in a TV show, just recently made this short film that went to festivals, and get hired to make funny and educational videos for places like Skillshare. 

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WRITING

I co-wrote a movie you can read about here.

I also co-wrote a book on creativity. You can find it here.  

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