Porkchop Duo- a popular stand-up comedy duo which has been called “The Showbiz Ambassadors of Goodwill” especially when they were involved in OWWA’s “Hatid-Saya” (1987-1989) musical outreach program bringing fun and laughter to countless homesick overseas Filipino workers abroad.
The duo consist of Romeo G. Vargas a.k.a. “Choppy” and Renato P. Gomez a.k.a. “Porky”. For 27 years as Porkchop Duo and 29 years as friends, they have been touching people’s lives through stand-up comedy performances and song renditions not only in the Philippines but also throughout the world. The duo pioneered stand-up comedy in the country, to include Tatlong Itlog and Tatlong Pinoy back then.
Born and raised in Tondo, Manila, Choppy and Porky have been to 34 countries for special invitations and performances. But never did they allow such an achievement to sink into their heads; they have remained down-to-earth, warm and really funny.
Fans who have witnessed their blossoming career in show business know that laughter, coupled with music, becomes more than just a great medication to make one feel good.
“They have been known for more than two decades. Honestly and obviously, they are really doing excellently, making many people laugh,” Carina said.
But not only are Porky and Choppy gifted with a sense of humor and talent, they also perform responsible tasks as family men, and project sensibility in their quest to help upgrade the standards of any stage show especially stand-up comedy.
They have had a string of SRO performances in in 24 countries – from the US, and Canada, to Asia, Europe, the Middle East and even in Libya. South Africa. It is on record that in Milan, a Filipino diplomat almost fell from her seat, quite breathless, laughing at their rib-tickling jokes.
They have released two VCD/DVD and 14 compact disks of their successful performances in Rembrandt hotel, Metro bar and other places worldwide. Romeo Vargas is the leader and the writer of the group since the Duo started.
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