Spanish actor, comedian and former clown Lorenzo Parro, will be conducting the first Latin late night talk show all in Spanish in the U.S.
“Hoy No me Puedo Levantar” (Today I Can’t Get Up) will be produced by an independent production company in New York and will air on Telemundo network in the U.S. The Latin Night-show will bring guests every Saturday night, to speak in Spanish about a variety of topics like politics, entertainment, sports and news. The show will feature several segments, like a monologue, New York at Midnight and a car ride through the city.
The show will air in the midnight slot, and will be the first one of its kind. In a market and time slot saturated by similar shows hosted by personalities like Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, George Lopez, Jay Leno and David Letterman, “Hoy no me Puedo Levantar” will be the only one to be entirely in Spanish.
The show is due to begin the first week of March, and tentatively some of it’s first guests will be Gypsy Kings, Rafa Márquez, Alfred Molina and John Leguizamo. 13 initial episodes will be made, with a possibility to expand both in number of episodes, and markets where it will be available.
Parro was born in Bilbao, has a degree in Dramatic Arts and has a vast experience acting in both film and theater.