Growing up in South San Francisco during the ‘80s, Rex Navarrete secretly studied comedy. He says Eddie Murphy's records gave him his first lesson in real stand-up and storytelling in middle school.
After a college professor convinced him to bring his own jokes to the stage, Rex found comedy as a way to celebrate his Filipino heritage and voice his thoughts on important issues that weren’t always being talked about.
KALW’s Jenee Darden talks to Rex about how a talent he once hid from his family turned into a career going thirty years strong.
You can catch Rex Navarrete perform at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco from December 21st through the 23rd.