• Orlando Leyba special will debut exclusively on HBO Latino

    Orlando Leyba is releasing a new stand-up comedy special exclusively on HBO Latino. The special, named Orlando Leyba: Adorable, will premiere on November 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

    Leyba has already worked with HBO Latino as part of their show Entre Nos: Part 3. The episode, which was released earlier this year, featured comedy from three Latinx comics, including Leyba. The stand-up had a particularly busy 2018, as he also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was announced as one of the New York Comedy Festival’s Comics to Watch. Leyba was also a finalist on NBC’s Stand-Up Showcase, The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and Big Sky Comedy Festival.

    HBO Latino has been adding more comedy specials to their list of programming. Jackie Gagne, Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at HBO, stated, “In the past year, HBO Latino has given a platform to up-and-coming comedians to showcase their talent with the Entre Nos series and we look forward to continuing to provide opportunities to unique and groundbreaking comedic talent on the network.” The Spanish-speaking branch of HBO was founded in 1991 and has since been committed to programming that is culturally relevant to a U.S. Latinx audience. While the special is in English, the channel has mostly Spanish-language content including original series, films, and Latin music concerts. HBO Latino is included with an HBO subscription and can be accessed through HBO GO, HBO NOW, HBO On Demand.

    Entre Nos: Part 1-4 are available on the platform as well as an extended one-hour special, Entre Nos: The Series.

    Watch the trailer for Orlando Leyba: Adorable here:

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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