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" which was profiled in Insider and Remezcla. I'm also host of the podcast "Comedians Conquering Climate" which was called "irreverant but aspirational" by Variety. 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 climate change. With them, we created the Climate Comedy Cohort where I'll helped lead a first-of-its-kind network of comedians coming together to 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 got to talk to people like Grist and quoted by places my wishes I went to school like Yale and Columbia.
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.