Synopsis by Mark Deming
Actor and comedian John Leguizamo plays seven different characters in this made-for-cable adaptation of his acclaimed one-man show, which earned Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards in its original off-Broadway production. In Mambo Mouth, Leguizamo enacts a variety of Latino characters, including an incarcerated illegal alien, the sleazy "star" of a public access TV show, a chronically horny 14-year-old boy, and a prostitute having problems with her boyfriend. Produced for HBO, this production of Mambo Mouth also proved to be an award-winner, earning a Cable ACE citation.
comedian, Latino/Latina, one-man-show