A fictional HBO promo for John Leguizamo’s legendary 1997 spoken-word, comedy special “Freak”. (Nov. 10, 2009)
A fictional HBO promo for John Leguizamo’s legendary 1997 spoken-word, comedy special “Freak”. This filmed adaptation of his stage play explores John’s coming up as a youth in Queens, New York. Comic influences ranging from the physicality of the rubber-boned, Robin Williams to the acerbic wit of the late great Richard Pryor are evident in this classic, high energy special.
This idea sprung out trying to meet the challenge of capturing such a dynamic and outright crazy 90 minute performance. I imagined I was an Avid Editor straight from 1998, bottling up Leguizamo into a tight heart pounding 5:30 minute promo. “Freak” turned 33 this year