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Jav (short for Javier) Jarquin spent the last 5 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.
As well as his award winning stand up, Jav also has a variety act: CARD NINJA. A magic act with a twist, Jav dispenses with the tacky vest and hat and wows audiences with a display of playing cards as weapons. Jav has performed CARD NINJA at the Melbourne Magic Festival, the Christchurch International Buskers Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing to sold out shows at the Assembly rooms. He now performs around the UK and mainland Europe. He is based in London, and he has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels
“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"