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Latin History for Morons

By: John Leguizamo
Narrated by: John Leguizamo
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Publisher's summary

Welcome to John Leguizamo’s hilarious and educational take on 3,000 years of Latin history in 80 minutes.

When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of Latin American history. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and three millennia of history—from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it—he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him.

Entertainment Weekly called Latin History for Morons “boisterous and joyful” during its Broadway run at Studio 54, directed by Tony Taccone. A play that The New York Times says “poses sharp and timely questions of what culturally defines American identity,” Leguizamo’s newest solo adventure is educational and uproarious and is adapted exclusively for Audible.

Please Note: Latin History for Morons contains adult language.

©2019 John Leguizamo (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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About the Creator and Performer

Emmy Award and Tony winner John Leguizamo appeared in over 100 films and countless television shows while establishing a career that defies categorization. With boundless and visceral creativity, his work in film, theater, television, literature, and audio covers many genres. Leguizamo, currently seen in Latin History for Morons at New York’s Public Theatre, performs his one-man show where he delivers his take on 500 years of Latin History spanning the Aztec and Incan Empires, to World War II. He’s also the writer and performer for Latin History for Morons for Audible. He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a sensitive drag queen in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, was the recipient of the 2002 ALMA Special Achievement Award for Entertainer of the Year, and picked up ALMA Award nominations for his roles in Moulin Rouge (Best Supporting Actor) and King of the Jungle (Best Lead Actor). His film credits include John Wick; Kick-Ass-2; Ice Age: Continental Drift; One for the Money; The Lincoln Lawyer; Repo Men; Gamer; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs; Ice Age: The Meltdown; The Honeymooners; Ice Age; Collateral Damage; Doctor Dolittle; Romeo + Juliet; Super Mario Bros.; Spawn and Die Hard 2. Leguizamo’s TV work includes The Kill Point; ER; My Name is Earl; The Brothers Garcia; House of Buggin’; and Miami Vice, Blood Line, and When They See Us.

In 1991, Leguizamo created his first off-Broadway sensation as the writer and performer of his one-man show Mambo Mouth, in which he portrayed seven different characters. He received Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Vanguardia awards for this specific performance. Leguizamo’s debut to Broadway was his one-man show, Freak, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Additional theater credits include, Sexaholix… A Love Story, which received a Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Performance; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Puta Vida Trilogy; and American Buffalo. John went on to film special presentations for HBO for his one-man shows including Mambo Mouth; Spic-O-Rama; Freak, for which he won a Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program; Sexaholix… A Love Story; and Ghetto Klown. John created his first literary project in 2006 with his memoir, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life. He also released Ghetto Klown, the graphic novel adaptation of his 2011 Drama Desk award winning one-man Broadway show in 2015. The audio version of Ghetto Klown is available on Audible. Leguizamo currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.

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