Javier Jarquin spent the last 4 years working as a professional comedian in New Zealand. After winning the 2007 `So You Think You`re Funny` competition in Christchurch He played and headlined in some of the biggest clubs in NZ and Melbourne, on television and was a core member of New Zealand`s longest running comedy show: Scared Scriptless. He`s been to the NZ International Comedy Festival 3 times and in 2010 won Best Show Wellington and opened for Pauly Shore on his NZ tour.
Since moving to the UK in August 2010 he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act. He has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels.
He was a finalist (4th place) in the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Competition and has also performed in Croatia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. He is based in London.
He is also well known for his CARD NINJA act.
"He's gonna be a star" - William Burdett-Coutts (Producer of Black Books / Artistic Director of Assembly Theatre)
"Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd" - The Stage
"Brilliantly entertaining performance" - The Edinburgh Reporter
"Fresh, funny and unique" - The Press (NZ)
"Tight, cohesive and extremely well executed" - Theatreview (NZ)