A pioneer of observational style standup comedy in the Philippines and Asia, Tim has been performing his brand of humor to audiences from all over the world except in Germany, where they frown upon Nazi jokes. Tim started his comedy career back in 1997 in San Francisco, California to a full capacity audience of 4 people, including the homeless bum he paid to keep the audience real. He quickly got work in prestigious clubs such as the Punch Line and Cobb’s after helping the waitstaff move furniture at closing. After the dot-com bubble burst in 2002, Tim sold his belongings and packed his bags to explore the world and produced his quirky international television program “On-Foot” (which airs on the Living Asia Channel and The Filipino Channel). Tim’s material covers his experiences from growing up in the Philippines, living in the States, and the absurd things he finds everyday. Aside from performing standup comedy, Tim writes for travel and lifestyle magazines, and hosts television shows and corporate events. Tim has performed in various cities in the U.S.A., Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, France, and the Middle East. He was recently named one of Asia’s Top 10 Comedians.

Tim has performed in the following venues:

  • Punch Line San Francisco and Sacramento
  • Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco
  • Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale
  • Bindlestiff in San Francisco
  • UC Davis
  • San Francisco State University
  • Comedy Stop in Houston
  • Comedy Spot in Houston
  • UP Theater in the Philippines
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines Theater
  • Music Museum in the Philippines
  • Casino Filipino in Cebu
  • Plazoleta in Boracay
  • Athlete’s Village in Doha
  • Take Out Comedy in Soho, Hong Kong
  • Comedy Masala in Singapore
  • One Mic Stand in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Sogymnaise in Paris, France

Holy Standup
a poster from the hit show “Holy Standup” in Music Museum with good friend Allan Manalo

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Nickname: Tim, Boss, Sir Teem, Plaintiff
Height: 5’9″
Weight: fluctuating with and without abs
Occupation: comic, writer, manager of security agency and waterworks system, owner of mobilet the only 5 star mobile restroom in the Philippines
Marital Status: Happily Married
Hobbies: reading, hanging out at the beach, letting my dog hump my leg, eating good kapampangan food
PC or Mac: Mac
Pet Peeves: chipped nail polish, hacks, people who say “pasaway”, cats with jumping fleas
Favorite TV Shows: besides my own, Heroes, Medium, CSI Vegas, and recently CSI Miami since “H” grew on me
Favorite Movie: The Professional
Favorite Comedians: Dave Attell, Brian Reagan, Ray Romano
Favorite Restaurants: Red in Shangrila, Buffet in Mandarin and Elbert’s Steakroom in Makati, Hanami and Siam House in Angeles, Brothers and Taqueria San Jose in San Francisco, Teriyaki Boy, and most hole-in-the-walls
Drink of Choice: lychee martini or any red wine