John Leguizamo discusses developing "Latin History for Dummies" in comedy clubs rather than theaters

By Craig D. Lindsey

Surprisingly, the comedy club is a new environment for John Leguizamo. He used to test his material at performing-arts spaces before presenting it on a Broadway or Off-Broadway stage, but now, he is workshopping his latest one-man show, "Latin History for Dummies," in comedy clubs across the country. The monthslong process brings him to Goodnights in Raleigh on Jan. 15.

"I never really did the comedy circuit," says Leguizamo, on the phone from Manhattan (or "Manny Hatty," as he's been known to call it). "But I thought that this show would be so cool in a comedy club, and I've been having a blast."

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