John Leguizamo Wants to School Mainstream America on Latino History


With his newest comedy project Latin History for Dummies, John Leguizamo is tackling the marginalization of Latinos in United States history. Leguizamo previously detailed his experiences as a Latino growing up in the U.S. through one-man shows Freak and Ghetto Klown, because he felt that these stories weren’t being told in the media. “It was like, I’m watching TV and I’m watching movies and listening to radio and we’re invisible,” he said on HuffPost Live. “I was like, ‘where are all the Latin people that I hang out with and goof with all day and talk about politics and talk about art?’…So I started writing my own stuff, I wanted to see my people the way I saw them.”