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Plus...the Special Pavilion...

In honor of our Spanish heritage

Get a Taste of Pork Chop at The 2008 Pinoy
Musik Festival

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.



Sam Milby
Kris Lawrence
Divo Bayer
Porkchop Duo
Rey Kilay
Miguel Braganza
Erica Jones
RJ Solis
Marq Romero
Ramon Tarrayo

Golda de la Merced
JP Balingit
Gilbert Laurel
Eric Celerio

Joe Valledo
Simply Rhythm
The Grudge



Simply Green
Miguel Braganza II's Musical Theatre for the Young Audience
Chess GM Mark Paragua
Steve Kuban