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Comedy Clubs

UNITED STATES

  • The Wiltern LG, Los Angeles…headliner (sold out 1,800 seats)
  • The Warfield Theater, San Francisco CA…headliner (sold out 1,600 seats)
  • Comedy & Magic Club, Hermosa Beach CA….headliner
  • Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, Los Angeles CA….headliner
  • The Punch Line Comedy Club, San Francisco CA…headliner
  • The Punch Line Comedy Club, Sacramento CA…headliner
  • The Parlor Live Comedy Club, Bellevue WA…headliner
  • Pepperbelly’s, Fairfield CA….headliner
  • Gotham City Comedy Club, New York NY…headliner
  • The Laugh Factory, Los Angeles CA…featured act
  • The Holy City Zoo, San Francisco CA
  • The Improv, Los Angeles CA…headliner
  • The Improv, Irvine CA…headliner
  • The Improv, Brea CA…headliner
  • New York Comedy Club, NYC…headliner
  • The Hawaiian Hut, Honolulu HI…headliner
  • The Brew Moon, Honolulu HI…featured act
  • Pipeline Cafe, Honolulu HI…headliner
  • Friar’s Club…Los Angeles, CA …headliner
  • Anaheim Convention Center…Anaheim, CA …headliner
  • The Beach…Las Vegas, NV …headliner
  • The Orleans Showroom…Las Vegas, NV …headliner
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center…Newark, NJ …headliner
  • Laugh Lounge…New York, NY …headliner

CANADA

  • Richards on Richards, Vancouver BC…headliner
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto
  • Montreal

PHILIPPINES

  • Music Museum, San Juan (Metro-Manila)…headliner
  • Onstage Theater, Makati…headliner
  • DISH, Makati/Quezon City…headliner
  • Tavern, Makati…headliner Sanctum, Manila…headliner
  • Ratsky’s, Cebu City…headliner
  • Waterfront Hotel & Casino…headliner
  • Gimbal’s, Baguio City…headliner

EUROPE

  • Essen, Germany (on tour with Regine Velasquez)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (on tour with Regine Velasquez)
  • Vienna, Austria (on tour with Regine Velasquez)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (on tour with Regine Velasquez)

ASIA/PACIFIC REGION

  • Chijmes Theater, Singapore…headliner
  • Grappe’s, Hong Kong…headliner
  • Hilton Hotel, Guam…headliner
  • Dai Ichi Hotel, Saipan…headliner
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Colleges and Universities

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES

San Francisco, Davis, San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Irvine

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

San Francisco, Northridge, San Diego, Fresno, Long Beach, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Chico, San Jose, Hayward, Sonoma

OTHER NATIONAL CAMPUSES

Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Hunter College NY, University of Puget Sound WA, University of Washington WA, University of Hawaii Manoa HI, University of San Francisco CA, Seattle University WA, Virginia Tech VA, University of Texas Austin TX, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rutgers University NJ, New York University NY, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Pomona College CA, Chapman University CA, St. Peter’s College NJ, University of North Florida, Michigan State University, Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Canada

Notable Appearances

  • San Francisco Comedy Day 2004…featured performer
  • Opened for singer Regine Velasquez on her 2004 Europe Tour
  • Philippine TV Shows (Sharon Cuneta, Martin Nievera, Bubble Gang) and numerous sold-out shows all over Manila, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • “Wild 94.9′s Bigger & Better Comedy Jam at the Shoreline Amphitheater” SF Bay Area (Opened as a featured act for DL Hughely, Tommy Davidson and George Lopez) Summer 2001
  • “Live and Bastos” one-man show at the Guam Hilton, Summer 2001
  • Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture in Los Angeles, Summer 1999-2003
  • “Asians in the City” shows in NYC’s New York Comedy Club (headliner), Fall 2000
  • San Francisco Asian American Film Festival SF (emcee) 2000
  • Tongue In A Mood: an all Filipino American sketch comedy group (co-founder)
  • “What’s That In My Rice!?” shows 1-4 (the nation’s first Asian American Comedy Showcases) SF, CA 1991-92
  • San Francisco Asian American Film Festival 2000 (emcee)
  • California State Fair in Sacramento, Ca 1995 (emcee)
  • Filipino American Arts Expositions, SF 1994-1999
  • Asian American Jazz Festival 1993
  • Color of Funny Comedy Competition 1991 (finalist)
  • “Maritess vs. The Superfriends” web animation (2002)
  • “Rex In The City” (MTV Philippines)…a half-hour TV comedy show
  • “The Nut Shack” (ABS-CBN/TFC)…character voice-overs (2006)
  • Asian American Donor Program “Comedy Showcases” (2008-09)

Current Projects/Appearances

Debut CD entitled, “BADLY BROWNED”, under the Kakarabaw Productions label. Recorded live and released in 1998. The first ever Filipino American “live stand-up comedy” album released in the country featuring music from DJ Qbert, world champion turntablists and “Wave Twisters” fame.

Second CD entitled, “HUSKY BOY”, also released under the Kakarabaw label released in the summer of 1999. In the summer of 2001, released “BASTOS”, the Third Live CD on the Kakarabaw Label.

Rex’s fourth live comedy album was recorded at Cobb’s Comedy Club in the famous North Beach district of San Francisco, CA. “Live at Cobb’s” is a 2010 digital release available on iTunes worldwide, alongside the reissue of his original three CDs in digital download format.

He has since been a featured subject in ABS-CBN’s “Stateside” weekly program airing in the U.S. where he was seen on TFC’s “Stateside” program with his very own segment, “Rex Files: Pinoy Undercover” which aired internationally on ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel satellite service.

Presently on his website, he has released in collaboration with animator Dino Ignacio a web cartoon version of his 1997 routine, “Maritess vs. The Superfriends”. The cartoon at Fractalcow.com has gained a worldwide audience, even among non-Filipinos. In 2002, he returned to the Philippines to do standup for a new and untouched audience, selling out theaters and concert halls bridging the gap of comedy traditions in both Asia and the US..

In 2003, fans saw the release of his very first live comedy DVD entitled, “HELLA PINOY”, which was shot in San Francisco. This extensive video project showcases a lot of the work he’s been known for over a decade. This is the first solo DVD live comedy show produced featuring a Filipino American standup comic.

In 2005, came the release of his follow-up DVD entitled, “Badass Madapaka” filmed live at the historic Wiltern LG Theater in Los Angeles. This DVD also contains footage from his tours in Manila, Honolulu and San Francisco. We get a glimpse into his life on the road and the unique audiences Rex gets in front of. In 2006, “Rex In The City” debuted on MTV Philippines airwaves. This is the first ever Stand-up/Sit-com to broadcast in Asia. With all of this happening, he is also in production for a first-ever Filipino American animated series, “The Nut Shack”, which is to air on Myx and The Filipino Channel.

Rex returns in 2009 with Komik Organik, his third live recording from the historic San Jose Improv. After 20 years of stand-up comedy, he continues to pull out all the stops on Filipino-American phenomena. The DVD includes bonus audio tracks from a live performance at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco.

Since the summer of 2000, his website RexNavarrete.com has been online for fans to log-in and check out his latest projects, events calendar, free comedy material and more.

Other appearances and references available upon request.
For Bookings, please contact me.

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