Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed in the invitation-only 2014 Joker's Ball in Indonesia, the 2015 Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, and the 2015 Edmonton Comedy Festival. He performed with Margaret Cho, and even let her borrow his guitar. He hasn't washed his guitar since. Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. Catch him Fall 2016 on Comedy Central's Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City and on MTV's Acting Out.
[FEB 2016] "JR was hilarious! I'm not sure if I've seen so much laughter
this semester from our campus. He was relatable, charismatic, and very
agreeable. I hope he becomes a consistent performer for Winthrop." - Willie Bush, Assistant for Campus Programming and Events, Winthrop University
[JAN 2016] "The performance with JR was awesome! We had no problems at all. JR was truly a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with you again in the future as well!” – Jay-ana Benavente, External Vice President of Campus Activity Board, University of West Florida
[JAN 2016] "The show was great! Everyone loved him! JR is different from previous comedians we've hosted which is great. He was very nice and easy to work with and the students enjoyed hanging out with him after the show! Thanks!” – Karli Sherman, Student Activities Coordinator, University of West Florida