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Get ready Toronto! On July 23 & 24, Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave. plays host to a new and massive Filipino Street Festival called FUN PHILIPPINES! Organized by the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA), the festival celebrates 2022 and Filipino diversity with food, music, and culture through inclusive and fun collaborations with artists and creative partners, community leaders, food establishments and chefs, and various groups that advocate for true Filipino representation in the mainstream.

Spanning a one-kilometer stretch in Bathurst St., festival attendees will enjoy live performances, Filipino games and activities, cultural showcases, street dancing, karaoke, storytelling, kamayan feasts, food, craft demos, and carnival rides.

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In addition to the fun weekend of Filipino cultural recognition, MYX will be inviting a few special guests on the first day of the festival: Ylona Garcia, Keith Pedro, and Darren Espanto for performances. To learn more about the event, please visit the official website here. We hope to see you there!

Filipino Comedy Night is ready to bring you tons of laughs and have you trying to catch your breath from laughing so hard you're actually crying. Join us and Anthony Presents for fun and conversations this August 11th at the San Jose Improv and August 14th, live from Brea Improv. For both shows, doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase yours here.

We got a line up that won't disappoint from comedians to DJs like Keith Pedro, Andrew Lopez, Aivy Cordova, and DJ Icy Ice. Also making appearances are Andrew Orolfo, Kevin Camia, Norm Alconcel, Alex Retodo, and DJ Ekspoe who are all sure to bring the funny and good vibes.

Headliner, Keith Pedro is known for his off-the-top improvisational and crowd work skills displaying his in-your-face persona and his fast-talking, smart-ass swagger. Even aside from stand-up comedy, Keith has done everything from being a part of the Sketch Crew "THE BOOM" all the way to acting on Degrassi The Next Generation, a docuseries was filmed about Keith Pedro's comedy journey on the MYX original TV series, "Making it in Canada" in 2021.

Filipino Comedy Nights and MYX Comedy Specials both fall under the umbrella of MYX Comedy Nights which features the best and brightest comedians in around the world, including comedians of Filipino descent. Join us to help us pave the way for these aspiring stand-ups and spread joy across the globe!

This week's MYX News Hot List, new episodes weekly at www.myx.global/myxnews.

1. MYX MUSIC: HELLO JAMES! - To celebrate its first anniversary, James Reid drops "Hello 2.0 The Legends Only Remix" featuring Korean superstar Jay B of Got7 and Taiwanese-American Hip-hop artist ØZI.

2. MYX MUSIC: "WHAT" A YEAR BY SB19 - It's been a year since SB19 released their music video for "What". The track went viral with 15 Million views and 750,000 comments.

3. MYX MUSIC: LITZ STRIKES WITH KIDLAT - LITZ, a new girl group on the scene, pre-debut with their rendition of James Reid's "Natataranta" released their first official debut track, "Kidlat".

4. MYX LIFESTYLE: KEITH PEDRO TRILLING LA SOON! - Filipino-Canadian comedian Keith Pedro is headed over to tape his comedy special "Trillipino" with MYX!

5. MYX ENTERTAINMENT: GRAYSON VILLANUEVA TURNS RED - Fil-Am Grayson Villanueva voices Tae Young of 4 Town from Disney+ and Pixar's "Turning Red".

JUNO Awards "Album of the Year" nominated Fil-Canadian comedian Keith Pedro will be filming his MYX comedy special in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022. Please stay posted as we will be announcing future "Filipino Comedy Night" shows in the near future!

Event Details:

First come, first served seating. Doors close at capacity.

Rideshare & street parking encouraged, limited valet parking available.

5P Doors | DJ Icy Ice

530P Hosted by Noah Gardenswartz

540P Andrew Orolfo

6-7P Keith Pedro

ABOUT KEITH PEDRO:

KEITH PEDRO is a Fil-Canadian JUNO Awards nominated comedian, actor & producer known for being featured on Russell Peters' Roast Battle Canada, Kevin Hart's LOL Network,  Sirius XM's "Top Comic," Degrassi & MYX original series, "Making it in Canada." His "Trillipino" album is nominated for "Comedy Album of the Year" at the 2022 JUNOS.

Keith is known for his off-the-top improvisational and crowd work skills displaying his in-your-face persona and his fast-talking, smart-ass swagger. Even aside from stand-up comedy, Keith has done everything from being a part of the Sketch Crew "THE BOOM" all the way to acting on Degrassi The Next Generation, a docuseries was filmed about Keith Pedro's comedy journey on the MYX original TV series, "Making it in Canada" in 2021. Catch Pedro at one of his shows and you'll definitely get a new ab workout.

ABOUT ANDREW OROLFO:

Filipino American, Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, High Plains Comedy Festival and Comedy Central Clusterfest. He can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and seen on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as Jo Koy: In His Elements on Netflix.

ABOUT NOAH GARDENSWARTZ:

Noah Gardenswartz is a New York based comedian and writer. When not on tour, Gardenswartz performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, and is a writer on Amazon's Emmy and Golden-Globe winning show, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." He has his own Comedy Central special, has appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and twice on Conan. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and has released two chart-topping comedy albums, "Blunt" and "White Men Can't Joke."

​Before turning to stand-up, Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day trader, elementary school teacher, and even grew weed - though obviously not all at once.

ABOUT DJ ICY ICE:

As an original member of the World Famous Beat Junkies, DJ Icy Ice has amassed a resume that includes nearly two decades of performing on the world’s biggest stages. Icy Ice’s artistry has been showcased at the largest music festivals, hottest club venues, and celebrity private parties throughout the US, Australia, China, Canada, Dubai, Europe, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and more.

He has also been the exclusive party DJ for Manny Pacquiao, Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, NBA All-Star Games, The Democratic National Convention After Party, The Magic Convention, SEMA, LA Fashion Week, X-Games, and hundreds of other corporate and private events. Icy Ice is universal across the DJ spectrum spinning for LA’s top-rated radio station, Power 106, to hosting music TV shows, to appearing in movies, to owning multiple retail shops and music websites – StacksTV.net, ExclusiveGrooves.com and TurntableU.com.

Icy Ice is currently featured as a DJ & Video Mixer on LA’s top-rated radio station, Power 106 as well as doing mixes for Wave 891 in Manila. His mixes are also heard weekly by tens of millions throughout the US and the Philippines via syndication on Superadio. For the past several years, Icy Ice has been expanding the exposure of, “Visual Turntablism,” through a variety of high profile online platforms and can be seen live every Tuesday at StacksTV.net and BReal.TV (Cypress Hill’s online channel).

Icy Ice’s accomplishments include spinning for acclaimed radio stations such as KKBT 92.3 The Beat, 93.5 KDAY, Divine Forces Radio on 90.7 KPFK, and Movin 93.9 FM with Rick Dees in the Morning. Icy Ice has been the resident DJ for Guerilla Union’s “Rock The Bells” Music Festivals and toured as the DJ for legendary Hip Hop artist, KRS-One. A renowned turntablist, entrepreneur and elite party rocker, DJ Icy Ice continues to push the boundaries into the future.

The Juno Awards are often referred to as the Canadian equivalent of the GRAMMY Awards given in the United States, or the Brit Awards in Great Britain.They are more popularly known as the JUNOS, are awards presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies. Past JUNO Awards winners include Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Drake, Shawn Mendes alongside Fil-Cans like Manila Grey & Keavan Yazdanin, see a full list of nominees here. The ceremony will return LIVE in person and air on TV on May 15, 2022 from the Budweiser stage in Toronto, Canada. The show will be hosted by Canada's beloved "Kim's Convenience" star turned Marvel Shang-Chi superhero, Simu Liu.

International Filipino Canadian comedian Keith Pedro is one of the country's most known comedians, recently being featured on Russell Peters' Roast Battle Canada on the CTV Comedy Channel. He's also been featured on Kevin Hart's LOL Network, Degrassi and was one of Canada's Top comedians on Sirius XM Canada in 2018. He has been nominated for a Comedy Album of the Year JUNO Award for his album, "Trillipino." "Trill," referring to Hip Hop's terminology of being "True" and "Real" and "Ilipino" paying homage to his Filipino roots.

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Getting nominated for a JUNO Award is a huge accomplishment for all Canadians, especially Keith, who comes from a family of Filipino immigrants.

"“With the Canadian Screen Award nomination and now this. I am truly honored and bless for the recognition. I had to gather myself when I heard the news. It was too many emotions. But its good to see that TRILLIPINO is making waves in industry and the full bred Filipino voice is being heard!” said Keith Pedro about his nomation.

In the MYX original series, "Making it in Canada," Keith and his mom talk about his humble beginnings trying to make ends meet while he supported his new family and turning his passion into an occupation.

Follow Keith's next step in his career journey as he finally gets to travel to other countries again to perform and make appearances in the MYX original series, "The Crossover." For over 2 years, he has not been able to leave the country due to strict COVID protocols but will began performing again in cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

ABOUT KEITH PEDRO:

The comedian Keith Pedro is one of Canada's most known comedians. He has been featured on Kevin Hart's new Laugh Out Loud Network and Russell Peters' Roast Battle Canada. Keith has been headlining legendary Yuk Yuks and touring all across the globe from Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival to CBC's Halifax Comedy Festival & the Filipino Kings of Comedy Tour alongside Jo Koy.

Watch his "Making it in Canada" journey that included being featured on the E-Talk Sketch Crew "THE BOOM," acting on Degrassi The Next Generation, being on Sirius XM, and his comedy albums "Grindecology" & "Trillipino." Keith's mom sought a better life in Canada for her children early on as a migrant RN from the Philippines. Although it took some time for her to understand her son's career path, she can now enjoy seeing Keith and her grandchildren grow up with endless opportunities.

ABOUT JUNO AWARDS:

The Juno Awards, more popularly known as the JUNOS, are awards presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies. The Juno Awards are often referred to as the Canadian equivalent of the Brit Awards in Great Britain or the Grammy Awards given in the United States.

Members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), or a panel of experts, depending on the award, choose the award winners. However, sales figures are the sole basis for determining the winners of nine of the forty-two categories like Album of the Year or Artist of the Year. CARAS members determine the nominees for Single of the Year, Artist and Group of the Year. A judge vote by experts in the relevant genre, determines the nominees for the remaining categories. The names of the judges remain confidential. The judges represent all facets of the Canadian music industry. They are spread across the country and include men and women, and speakers of both official languages (English and French). No person can judge the same category two years in a row.

Keith Pedro is one of Canada's most known comedians. Known for his crazy funny improv skills, Keith has been performing everywhere from comedy festivals to tours. Recently, he was part of Roast Battle Canada, the show where the funniest people go head-to-head to take bragging rights on who's the funniest. Now, huge congrats are in order! The series was nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards in the Best Performance, Sketch Comedy (Individual or Ensemble) category.

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The Fil-Canadian comedian was featured on Kevin Hart's new Laugh Out Loud Network and headlining legendary Yuk Yuks. He toured on Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival to CBC's Halifax Comedy Festival & the Filipino Kings of Comedy Tour alongside Jo Koy. Here's to more comedy and episodes of Roast Battle Canada.

Want to know more about Keith Pedro? Check out our episode with him on Making It in Canada!

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The comedian Keith Pedro is one of Canada's most known comedians. He has been featured on Kevin Hart's new Laugh Out Loud Network and Russell Peters' Roast Battle Canada. Keith has been headlining legendary Yuk Yuks and touring all across the globe from Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival to CBC's Halifax Comedy Festival & the Filipino Kings of Comedy Tour alongside Jo Koy.


Watch his "Making it in Canada" journey that included being featured on the E-Talk Sketch Crew "THE BOOM," acting on Degrassi The Next Generation, being on Sirius XM, and his comedy albums "Grindecology" & "Trillipino." Keith's mom sought a better life in Canada for her children early on as a migrant RN from the Philippines. Although it took some time for her to understand her son's career path, she can now enjoy seeing Keith and her grandchildren grow up with endless opportunities.

About The “Making It” Series:

The “Making It” series is a new MYX original series that follows the multigenerational, challenging journey of successful Filipino entrepreneurs, artists & community leaders globally. The story documents the sacrifice and immigration of their parents & friends from the Philippines, that worked hard to help raise them and kickstart their careers. 

Comedian Keith Pedro just battled it out on the premiere of Roast Battle Canada on the CTV Comedy Channel. He faced his opponent, fellow comedian Daniel Woodrow and went in joke for joke in front of judges Russell PetersSabrina Jalees, and K. Trevor Wilson.

Roast Battle Canada brings in two pairs of Canadian comics who hurl ruthless jokes at each other in hopes of coming out unscathed and crowned the victor by a distinguished panel of judges. You can tune in to CTV on Mondays at 10:30 PM Eastern to see it all go down. This winter, you can also catch Keith on the new MYX Original series "Making it in Canada!"

About Kieth Pedro

With his new critically acclaimed Comedy Album “Trillipino” hitting the airwaves, comedian Keith Pedro has been one of North America’s rising stars. Now with a few viral videos and recently featured on Kevin Hart’s new Laugh Out Loud network, along with his covid based comedy EP, entitled the Vaccine. Keith has been touring all across the globe spreading his hilarious wit to many different audiences. From Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival all the way to performing in Honolulu. Keith is known for his off-the-top improvisational and crowd work skills displaying his in-your-face persona and his fast-talking, smart-ass swagger. Even aside from stand-up comedy, Keith has done everything from being a part of the Sketch Crew “THE BOOM” all the way to acting on Degrassi The Next Generation. Catch Pedro at one of his shows and you’ll definitely get a new ab workout.

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