International comedian JR De Guzman—named one of Variety’s 2022 10 Comics to Watch— is all set to bring tons of laughter and music at The Theatre at Solaire for his “Later That Evening” show on June 3 (Friday), 7 pm presented by MYX Global.
Joining the “StandUp NBC” 2016 winner are his fellow Filipino comedians Red Ollero and Ryan Puno for the opening acts.
Ryan, a comic-writer-actor-director who started the online comedy channel Solid OK, is a headliner of Comedy Manila. He was also featured in “Comedy Central’s Stand-Up, Asia!” alongside JR.
Red has been doing stand-up shows for 16 years and has led sold-out shows in the Music Museum, PMC Spotlight Blackbox Theater, and Samsung Performing Arts Theater. He has also opened for international comedy stars like Jo Koy.
JR is “super excited” to reunite with Ryan and Red whom he has worked with previously in stand-up shows almost a decade ago.
“Later That Evening” is JR’s hit show that has been on tour across the United States and will be on its first-ever Asian leg next month. Audiences love JR’s knack for musical comedy while he talks about his experiences as a Filipino growing up in America and his take on racism. Now, he is ready to bring all the fun to the Philippines.
In MYX’s virtual media conference for “Later That Evening,” JR shared one of his favorite jokes that represent his Filipino upbringing but at the same time seem relatable to most audiences.
“I just talk about how I learned how to sing and play music in the church cause my grandma took me to church like twice a day growing up,” he jested. “Everyone kind of relates to having sort of strict, conservative grandparents. Like every problem you have they tell you to pray.”
The fast-rising comedian also said that there is no limit to the topic that he would consider for his shows. “There is not really anything that I wouldn’t touch if I could make it funny. If it’s a topic that I genuinely think I can have a funny perspective on then I would do it,” he affirmed.
Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR was also named ‘New Face’ in “Just for Laughs 2017” and got featured in the Netflix special “The Comedy Lineup” and Comedy Central’s “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City.” He also previously released an album called “Dual Citizen.”
The Manila leg of “Later That Evening” was made possible by MYX, which advocates for Asian music and is on a mission to create a culture that showcases Filipino and Asian talent on a global scale.
Be part of JR’s “Later That Evening” one-night show happening at the Theatre at Solaire on June 3 (Saturday) at 7 pm. Buy your tickets now at www.ticketworld.com.ph and Solaire Box Office Level 2. For more details on the event, follow MYX Global on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, kumu, TikTok, and Instagram.