Since winning the 2007 `So You Think You`re Funny` competition in Christchurch, New Zealand, Javier Jarquin has spent his time working as a professional comedian. He's played and headlined in some of the biggest clubs in NZ and Melbourne, appeared on television and was a core member of New Zealand`s longest running comedy show: Scared Script less. Since moving to London in August 2010 he has established himself as a UK circuit regular and headline act. He has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels. He was a finalist (4th place) in the prestigious 'Hackney Empire New Act of the Year' Competition and has also performed in Croatia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. Jav shares his quick-thinking, fast-talking attitude with his audience in a way described as "slick, professional and completely approachable". 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.
“Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd” The Stage