The comedic singing duo, Renato "Porky Gomez" and Romeo "Choppy" Vargas, better known as "Pork Chop Duo," are bringing laughs to the second annual 2008 Pinoy Musik Festival and Expo de Mayo on May 17-18 at the Meadowlands Expo Center. The talented Duo is a part of the star-studded lineup at the Festival, featuring Sam Milby, MYMP and Kris Lawrence.
Gomez and Vargas first teamed up in 1980, under the moniker, "RnR Duets," until they re-named themselves "Pork Chop Duo" in 1983, a nod to their personas as two jovial fat men who enjoy poking fun at themselves. Since then, this trailblazing team of Filipino standup comedy has amassed 14 albums to their credit, including Gold Record Awards for their compilation, Pork Chop Duo - The Best of Stand-Up Comedy Vol. 11.
Their brand of comedy combines singing their own raucous versions of popular hit songs and original compositions, interspaced with jokes inspired by real life observations. For the past 25 years, the Duo has toured extensively, bringing their act abroad to Filipino communities in the U.S., Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. On March 21 of this year, Pork Chop Duo made an appearance at the Cache Creek Casino and Resort in California.
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