Even though most of my material is geared for a Filipino audience if you're smart enough you'll understand the universality of it. This is for the benefit of the Tulong Dunong scholarship. With all of this happening, he is also completed production for a first-ever Filipino American animated series, The Nut Shack, which aired on Myx and The Filipino Channel. Other appearances and references available upon request. He says small venues also bring him back to where he started as a young comic, playing a room where you're not sure if you're going to earn every laugh.
Fresh from his sold-out 3-night series at the same venue back in November 2014, Navarrete is back for a reprise of his uniquely successful stint, this time offering alternative entertainment during Valentine season when concerts are the usual fare. They flock to his shows in mainstream comedy clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Improv, Comedy Club, Punch Line Comedy in key cities all over the United States. They are the universal joke. Bought a real copy from your site. Rex returns in 2009 with Komik Organik, his third live recording from the historic San Jose Improv. The 2nd show sold out almost immediately thereafter making way for a 3rd performance.
And what is that niche exactly? He currently travels all over North America touring cities such as Los Angeles New York Seattle Houston Montreal Toronto Vancouver and Hawaii doing his one-man show. Navarretes comedy is all about reality and shared life experiences. I bought my first Eddie Murphy album in middle school and memorized 'Comedian' with my friends. I love doing stuff behind the scenes with other talented folks. He regularly returns to Manila which has become fertile ground for his style of stand-up, inspiring the growth of an emerging local stand-up comedy scene. What significant changes, if any, have you noted from when you started performing in Manila then and now, and in standup comedy for Fil-Am comics in general? And thats what is so relatable about his anecdotes.
It is truly a gift that I've been chosen to do this. This is where I started to take comedy as a vehicle seriously. I do feel like the old guy of the bunch though, but they do get reminded of how much I've accomplished and how far I've come. This special two-night engagement is presented by Teatrino and Creative Concepts International. You have been credited to have helped pave the way for standup comics and standup comedy in the Philippines, what can you say about that? We get a glimpse into his life on the road and the unique audiences Rex gets in front of. I recommend seeing him, even older people born in the Philippines will enjoy his jokes.
One will truly be able to experience Rex's fan-base from all angles. You just want to hear him tell it again. It's nice to be one of the higher-ranking black belts. Our struggles become our comedy. His stories are so funny especially when experienced live, shares yet another fan. Those words lit a fire and set him off like nothing has done before.
When the laughs do come, it's nice to know you earned that particular one. He has also had the distinction of becoming the most celebrated stand-up comic to perform to multiple sold-out shows in Manila Hong Kong and Singapore since 2002. Seeing him now 3 times, I notice his jokes are a mixture of old ones and new ones. I did an anti-Estrada reference which did get laughs and they both decided to toss a bread roll at me on-stage as if to punish the ungrateful peasant comedian before them. I think folks in 2002-04 needed to see someone like me do it first, so as to break apart the basic working parts of standup. Tickets are P2000, P1500 and P1000 all Reserved Seating available at Teatrino 721-2949, 722-4501 loc. I've been a witness to seeing the first wave of Philippine stand-ups make the attempt and succeed.
The San Francisco show was taped in front of a sold-out house at the historic Warfield Theater in downtown. The rest, as they say, is history. I pick up all the little reactions, be they giggles or nothing at all. Fart sounds of any kind and of any duration. Much of his material is about being a Fil-Am growing up in America.
Scott to his Uncle Boy and to Maritess the domestic worker gave him the voice to air his thoughts on issues and speak about things that otherwise wouldn't be mentioned. Looked at it and laughed cause it was shrinkwrapped so bad. Shot in San Francisco it has all the hidden goodies including a feature-length performance a behind the scenes documentary his early days of standup and much more. In 2004, he brought his act to the peoples of Germany, Austria and Switzerland sharing the bill with renowned Philippine vocalist, Regine Velasquez. The future seems to only give him the chance to connect with a larger audience that is now finally getting the opportunity to witness the changing face of American stand-up comedy. What would you consider as your most important accomplishment as a standup comic? As we all know, that surely means authentic. That was my first real introduction to stand-up comedy and the art of storytelling.
They did think I would go on to become an architect. Hes not much different from a singer with hit songs. He currently travels all over North America, touring cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii doing his one-man show. The future seems to only give him the chance to connect with a larger audience that is now finally getting the opportunity to experience the changing face of American stand-up comedy. Our struggles become our comedy. If there was a chance to portray a Filipino that wasn't degrading, I'd be very interested in it. What's a typical day like for you when you're not touring? I led a dual life; I would play the role of a Filipino at home and at school be the American with my classmates.
Presently he lives on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where he just loves to relax quietly swim and fish when he can. Navarrete has performed his brand of comedy all across the nation touring numerous colleges universities and community events. Navarretes humor is neither crass nor vulgar and thats what audiences love most about him. His next plan of attack is to perform in the United Kingdom, where fans eagerly await his arrival. These are the most critical years for them and I want to be there for every minute of it I can.