Luis Piedrahita

Stand-up comedian, Film director

1977 –


Who is Luis Piedrahita?

Luis Piedrahita Cuesta is a Spanish stand-up comedian, magician, script writer, broadcaster and author. He is known as "El Rey de las Cosas Pequeñas", due to his monologues in which he critiques the lack of regard of everyday things such as toilet lids, carnivorous plants, etc.

He became widely known as scriptwriter in three seasons of the Spanish TV program El Club de la Comedia. In addition to working on the series Partners in Crime for Columbia Tri Star Pictures in Los Angeles, US, he occasionally collaborates in the Spanish TV program El Hormiguero. He has published two books: Un cacahuete flotando en una piscina and ¿Cada cuánto hay que echar a lavar un pijama?

In 1999 he won the Spanish Premio Nacional de Magia.

He co-directed and co-wrote the 2007 thriller La habitación de Fermat, later released internationally as Fermat's Room.

He has been collaborating with his writing partner Rodrigo Sopeña for more than 12 years, since they went together to the university. They wrote a script for an animation Spanish studio Ilion Animation Studios and their next project will be Golpe de efecto, a heist movie "with no guns".

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Feb 19, 1977
A Coruña
Also known as
  • Luis Piedrahita Cuesta
  • Luispi
  • El Rey de las Cosas Pequeñas
  • The King of Small Things
  • Spain
  • University of Navarra

on July 23, 2013


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