Pack that Sheet

I love stand-up comedy. I happen to think stand-up comedians are in their own right legitimate actors. Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Howie Mandell and the ever funny Jon Stewart are examples of great stand-up comics who made it big in the TV and silver screen. Rex Navarette is one Pinoy funny man who had been drawing lots of attention with his Pinoy-centric stand-up comedy. The great thing about Navarette is he is flawlessly bilingual – speaks English without a trace of any accent and speaks Tagalog quite fluently thus making his jokes quite authentic which makes him appealing to Pinoys and non-Pinoys alike. Here’s a video segment the Fil-Am funny man, an excerpt from his DVD entitled “Hella Pinoy”. This segment is a hilarious monologue by Navarette playing both sides of his famous SBC Packers interview episode πŸ™‚


What happens when the much maligned, Kmart hopping wannabe rapper Kevin Federline aka Mr. Spears, does his odd job stint at a Burger King joint ? πŸ™‚


This would be a no-brainer if one was playing to win the $1 Million top prize of a PGA tour event but nothing much was at stake at this game except pride, in a President’s Cup match between the U.S.A. and the rest of the world. The U.S. was already winning on points at this juncture but American player Woody Austin was dead serious in his bid to win his match. Rather than taking a drop with one stroke penalty, he elected to hit his errant ball from the water. If the ball was 2 inches under water, Austin’s move to save a precious stroke could have been understandable but heck the ball was drowned, at least 4 in. under water ! Courage is never a virtue in golf – intelligence always rules the say. I bet Austin learned it the hard way πŸ™‚




22 Responses

  1. Is that a real Kevin F. ad? It’s so funny haha πŸ™‚

  2. It’s very hard to be a stand-up comedian. Not many are called to do this kind of job. You have to be a great comic talent to be able to pull it off. This guy Rex Navarette is good. I’ve never heard of him before, though. Is he based in Canada?

  3. I’ve never watched live stand up comedy but seeing it done on
    tv is quite fun. However if you don’t have an idea what the comedian is gagging about, the jokes will sound more like private jokes,

    But I do admire stand up comedians. Di madali ang magpatawa, noh. I guess when you are a comedian and can make others laugh at your jokes, you can do everything/anything on stage or on screen.

  4. Navarette reminds me of a relative who sounds like she’s cursing whenever she says “in fact.” hehe. I admit I was laughing while watching Navarette. πŸ˜€ I can’t think of too many Pinoy stand-up comics other than Rob Schneider, who’s half-Pinoy. There’s Ella V., but I think she needs to work on her material and do more gigs to hone the craft.

  5. Irrealis – that’s a real ad starring Kevin F. for Nationwide Insurance ! In fact I saw it on TV last night. I think it is funny too πŸ™‚

  6. Jayred – it is a very demanding craft, much like stage where there’s no rewind nor replay. It’s a make or break deal – very unforgiving indeed ! Navarrete is a Fil-Am from the bay area in California. He’s being doing a lot of gigs mainly for ther Pinoy crowd but I’m surprised to see lots on non-Pinoys in his audience πŸ™‚

  7. Rhodora – I had a new immigrant buddy who watched a live stand-up comedy and didn’t have a clue of what the comedian was talking about but nonetheless laughed with the crowd hehe πŸ™‚

    I particularly don’t like stand up comics who make a lots of faces and body language. A bit of it helps but not too much. One comedian that appeals to the yuppie crowd is Dennis Miller. You can’t appreciate this guy if you don’t have knowledge of world current events and politics and you may need a dictionary on occasion LOL πŸ™‚ But hey, this guy travels all over the place, gets his own HBO special show so he must be darn good πŸ™‚

  8. Wil – he’s very funny. Get hold of his Hella Pinoy DVD and his self-deprecating jokes of Pinoy culture and habits are utterly hilarious πŸ™‚

    Rob Schnieder is one heck of a funny guy. He might be half-Pinoy but he’s just too white to be considered ethnic and I don’t even think he speaks Tagalog though πŸ™‚ Never seen Ella V. yet but sure a woman comic would be a welcome treat . I hope she becomes as great as Margaret Cho – that very funny Korean-American comic πŸ™‚

  9. I bought a whole bunch of Rex Navarette’s DVD’s last Christmas and shared it with all my kinfolks and friends here and all over the world who haven’t heard of him yet. Pretty hilarious guy. I like the “action figure” skit where he had the Santo Nino to pit agoinst his friends Batman, Superman action figures! There is another up and coming Pinoy stand up comic from So. California, his name is Edwin San Juan. You’ll see him a lot on Cable TV. I saw him last on the Comedy channel “Payaso Comedy Jam”. Google him up.

  10. Is it any wonder why some stand-up comics in the US get to become highly-paid actors and talk show hosts? Think Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno… πŸ™‚

  11. That was hilarious. Rex is really funny. Pack that Sheet!

  12. I think it’s one of the hardest act. Some are really born as one. I have watched Navarette’s act. You are right! He’s a funny guy indeed! πŸ™‚

  13. Noypetes – I did watch that Sto. Nino episode. That was so hilarious LOL πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the info on Edwin San Juan – I’m going to check him out πŸ™‚

  14. Sngl – I happen to believe that stand up comics are already stage actors in their own right – and boy aren’t they spontaneous in their delivery – so moving to an acting or show hosting career is a natural career path for them. Just look at Jim Carey, one of the highest paid actors today. He can do comedy and serious acting too πŸ™‚

  15. Leah – I always get a good laugh with Rex jokes. His Badass Madapaka jokes are equally hilarious. Don’t know if this guy will do a gig here in T.O. but if he does, I’ll probably watch him πŸ™‚

  16. Ipanema – the talent is definitely inborn. It is extremely difficult to make people laugh, esp with just words coming out of your mouth, minus the body language. I have respect for people who make a living telling jokes and to think that they have to tell new, β€œoriginal” jokes everytime is one heck of a challenge πŸ™‚

  17. Stand up comedy is hard thus I’ve a lot of respect to comedians who do this. Be good or bad.
    Ive never heard of Rex before, but I think he’s good πŸ˜€ Btw, bw..why is it called ‘stand up’ comedy?
    will come back later to watch the other videos..and Happy Halloween to you too!

  18. Thess – yep, Rex is a pretty good stand-up comedian. Stand-up comedy means the joke is delivered by someone standing in front of a crowd. The comic is the center of attraction doing the show by himself doing a monologue πŸ™‚

  19. Oh I loved Rex Navarette the first time I was able to wacth him on local TV. Truly world-class hilarity I say. The only problem is that he is not as accessible here as in the States; Buti na lang me YouTube…

  20. Hahaha! Rex Navarette is hilarious. That’s not easy at all… being a stand-up comic. They’re great artists. I also like Jay Leno.

  21. Major Tom – I’m glad they featured Rex on the local tv in your area. Even here he is not that accessible. We get his videos when we visit a Pinoy DVD outlet or see him in Pinoy newspapers but he isn’t even on air here. The good news is our Pinoy DVD stores her are up to date with anything Pinoy πŸ™‚

  22. Toe – it’s one heck of a talent I know. Stand up comics have become really good TV hosts nowadays. Leno is great – he replaced Johnny Carson who was an icon in the industry. Stand up comics like Jon Stewart and Conan O’Brien have become talk show hosts and holding their fort pretty well πŸ™‚

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