Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Updated at 3:33 AM ET


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John Leguizamo, an award-winning actor, thespian, producer, author, screenwriter, graphic novelist, spoke with Latin Post for its "Changing the Game" series.


When it comes to exploring, exploiting and self-deprecation, actor-comedian John Leguizamo is your man! He's left audiences in stitches while reflecting upon his life - from "Mambo Mouth," "Spic-O-Rama," "Freak," to "Sexaholix ... a Love Story" and "Ghetto Klown," and now, he's at it again with "Fugly," based on "a near-death experience that forces him to revisit his personal and professional highs and lows."


Emmy Award and ALMA Award winner John Leguizamo, who was recently nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Primetime Programme: Special or Movie-of-the-Week for "Ghetto Klown" is bringing the laughs to Central Park's Summerstage on July 28.


Latinos have impacted primetime television since its beginnings, from mainstream TV shows like "I Love Lucy," with Cuban-born, American musician Desi Arnaz, to the comical "George Lopez" TV series and "That '70s Show" with Wilmer Valderrama. In film, Rita Moreno in "West Side Story," Edward James Olmos' in "Stand and Deliver" and Jennifer Lopez in "Selena" stand as memorable Latino performances.


After almost a decade, John Leguizamo is returning to television with his one-man comedy routine, "Ghetto Klown," which will be taped for broadcast on HBO.

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