The Filipino Comedy Tour in San Diego

Get ready San Diego! Big laughs on July 20th at the American Comedy Company with this wild line-up. These comedians are from all over the nation and from our neighbor Canada. It is a rarity to see them all in one night.

After Sold Out shows in both Toronto Canada and Los Angeles CA The Filipino Comedy Tour makes it’s stop in San Diego CA on July 20th 2014. At The American Comedy Co. San Diego is in for a treat with the full cast of Ron Josol, Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Keith Pedro, Justin Rivera, Michael Quu, DJ R1CKONE and Rembrandt Sabelis all set to perform. This is the 4th leg of a highly anticipated 12 city North American tour that includes Hawaii, Chicago, Virginia Beach and more. Get your tickets fast, seating is limited.

Ticket info: $25 and 21+ (age requirement)
Purchase tickets here.

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The Filipino Comedy Tour SAN DIEGO

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Follow them:Ron Josol: @RonJosol
Joey Guila: @JoeyGuilaLive
Justin Rivera: @JustinRivera
Keith Pedro: @KeithPedro
Kevin Camia: @KevinCamia
Michael Quu: @MichaelQuu
Rembrandt Sabelis: @Rem_Sabelis

Indiegogo…Go Go Power for Sugar Pie DeSanto!

Click on the link below for more information:

“…a Filipino immigrant father and an African-American mother, a family of 11 or so children, that included Etta James at some point, in a small house in the Fillmore district of San Francisco, a girl gang, sneaking into music clubs, joining music contests and winning too often, to finally being discovered and renamed by the great Johnny Otis — from Umpeylia to Little Miss Sugar Pie…”


One of my favorite songs of Sugar Pie DeSanto duet with Etta James “Do I Make Myself Clear”

Hilarious Song Called “Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody) ” by Tess Paras

From Tess Paras’ YouTube @TessTubeBaby:
Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody)
Written and performed by Tess Paras
(feat. Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton)
Directed by Rebekka Johnson
Music produced by Jack Dolgen

Tess Paras (“Grimm,” “Wilfred”) @TessParas
Haneefah Wood (“Ave Q,” “Nurse Jackie”) @HaneefahWood
Ayana Hampton (“In Living Color” reboot) @ayanadisco
Stephen Guarino (“Happy Endings”) @IAmStephenG
Stevie Nelson (“New Girl” “Live Prude Girls”) @IAmStevieNelson
Mo Welch (“The Mo Show”) @momowelch
Mike Still (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, LA) @mikestill
John David “J.D.” Witherspoon ( @JDwitherspoon
Sofia Gonzalez (“Community”) @SofiaMarieG
Jin Namkung (“Arrested Development”) @Rjnamkung

Production: Rebekka Johnson (Director & Producer), Lauren Aadland (Dir. of Photography), KP Przylepa (Camera Asst.), Rachel Olson (Makeup), Mayra Rodriguez (Sound), Ellie McElvain (Set PA), Cesar Mazariegos (Set PA), Amy Wieseneck (Editor)

Special thanks to Mo Welch, Jimmy Fowlie, Joseph Porter, and Ryan Noggle.

Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody) by Tess Paras
Originally Performed at the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, January 22nd & 23rd

I’m gonna play the white girl’s nerdy friend
[Of course]
I’m gonna play the white girl’s other friend
Who is sassy
[Omigod, you nailed that]
But she can’t have two black friends
[Two black friends?]
[It gets confusing]
And so I’m left out, I play the co-star nanny

Yeah, leading ladies are
Quirky, hipsters wearing vintage dresses
Tiny, pouty pixies, blue-eyed and precious
We don’t care
We’re Zooey Deschanel in our dreams

But every breakdown’s like
Sassy sidekick, bitchy nerd or neighbor
Oversexed Asian, urban girls with flavor
We don’t care
We’ll take any job right now we swear

And we’re gonna be Typecast
Everyone starts somewhere
I’ll be a nurse
A thug who’s tough
Any maid could look like us
You know what would be cooler
If I got my own series
And your own white friend,
Brown friend, beige friend, yellow friend
Submit all ethnicities

Tess Paras is represented by:
Manager, Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin Entertainment
Agent, Brianna Ancel at Clear Talent Group

In The Basement – Sugar Pie DeSanto & Etta James

“Born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton to a Filipino immigrant father and an African American mother, who was a classical pianist, Sugar Pie grew up in San Francisco during the city’s blues and jazz renaissance after World War II. She signed with the illustrious Chess Records in Chicago in the 1960s, and performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem with the likes of James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and other greats of American music.”

Get involved in the documentary by donating to the project:
Sugar Pie DeSanto Documentary Film Project

Manny Pacquiao leaves no doubt, beats Timothy Bradley


LAS VEGAS — When Manny Pacquiao finally arrived at his post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand about two hours after his redemption fight had ended Saturday night, he came with 32 stitches in his left eyebrow and the gait of a man who had met his match.

But the wide grin and look of utter relief said otherwise.

Nearly two years removed from one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Pacquiao had finally gotten his revenge and the WBO welterweight belt he wanted so badly back from Timothy Bradley. And now he could return to the Philippines in peace and await the birth of his fifth child later this month.

This time, the Filipino politician left no doubt. And no controversy.

Even Bradley had to agree that Pacquiao defeated him in their rematch before 15,601 raucous pro-Pacquiao fans at the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.

And unlike the first bout, there was no argument from the ringside judges. They gave Pacquiao the unanimous decision — by scores of 116-112 twice and 118-110 — after watching a skillful exhibition of speed, power and footwork from the 35-year-old southpaw.

Nearly two years ago, Bradley won by split decision, which sparked widespread criticism of the judges and an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General’s office.

RECAP: Round-by-round breakdown

PACQUIAO: Mom steals the show

On this night, Bradley had no answer for Pacquiao and acknowledged as much after the fight.

“I tried, I really tried,” Bradley said. “I really wanted that knockout. Manny is a great fighter, one of the best in the world. I tried throwing something over the top. I knew I had to do more in this fight than the last fight.”

While Bradley threw more punches than Pacquiao (627 to 563), he connected on only 22% of those, with Pacquiao deftly blocking many, and Bradley going for the big shot, swinging wildly and missing more often than not.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said he thought Bradley was going for a one-punch knockout. “He was swinging for the fences,” Roach said.

No compassion: Pacquiao relentless, superior

Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) acknowledged he was going for the knockout throughout the fight to prove he still had the killer instinct. “Yes I tried to finish him several times,” Pacquiao said. “Many times I hit him hard, but he was still there,

“We cannot underestimate Bradley. He’s very tough.”

Bradley said he pulled a calf muscle in the first round and his trainer, Joel Diaz, said, “Once that happened, I knew there was really nothing to work with.”

Bradley did not use it as an excuse and refused to talk about it in the post-fight press conference. “I have no excuses,” said Bradley, who limped into the press conference. “Pacquiao was the better man. The reason I love Pacquiao is that he doesn’t duck anyone.”

Pacquiao said he suffered from leg cramps, which bothered him in the second half of the fight.

Pacquiao, who was guaranteed $20 million, was careful not to get caught by a punch as he did in 2012 against Juan Manuel Marquez that knocked him out cold with one second left in the sixth round. “I didn’t want to get careless,” he said.

But he did suffer a nasty, jagged cut over his left eye from an accidental head butt in the 11th round that took 32 stitches after the fight.

Pacquiao said he could probably fight for another two years and wouldn’t mind a fifth fight with Marquez next. “But it’s up to my promoter Bob Arum.”

That fight could very well happen. Pacquiao is the mandatory for the winner of the May 17 Marquez-Mike Alvarado fight at the L.A. Forum.

The heavily pro-Pacquiao crowd was a pleasant surprise for the new champion. “I was surprised. I felt like I was in the Philippines,” he said. “Even the Mexicans and the Americans were cheering for me.”

Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), who earned $6 million, suffered the first loss of his career. “Life goes on and I’ll just get back to the gym,” the 30-year-old Californian said. “I will be a world champion again.”

*Source: USA Today

Rebuild! Philippines: Benefit Concert – June 8th in Los Angeles

Join us for the “Rebuild Philippines” benefit concert on June 8th 2014 6-11pm at the Greek Theatre in LA for some music and healing laughter. Full artist line up coming soon and surprise guests!!! Hosted by Nia Peeples and Marc Dacascos. Benefit concert for the Philippines #RebuildPhillipines #ApldeApFoundation

Rebuild Philippines Benefit Concert