Pinoy Comedian Makes it to the Next Round of the Funniest Person in the World Contest!


Out of the 88 comedians from 55 countries, only 20 comedians are left to compete at the 2016 Laugh Factory Funniest Person In The World Contest, and our very own Alex Calleja is one of the comedians who made it to the next round of the competition.

We are now inching our way to finally having a Pinoy comedian represent in the world stage and Alex is the perfect comedian to represent Pinoy humor.

Alex is a native of Bicol but grew up in Bangkal, Makati, and has been married for 20 years to a General’s daughter. It is very clear Alex was destined to become a comedian.

A former professor at AMA and an IT programmer from Accenture, Alex was introduced to stand-up comedy through an office workshop in 2007. From that day he pursued stand-up comedy.

Alex worked on his jokes at small rooms with fellow comedians, building his comedy material. All of his hard work and funny jokes paid off. From doing gigs around the Philippines, Europe, and Asia—Alex was also hired as a comedian and writer at ABS-CBN. He started as one of the writers and host of the hit comedy show Usapang Lalake, and he is now a writer for hit shows like Goin’ Bulilit, Showtime, and Funny Ka, Pare Ko.

From doing jokes to a handful of people in a small bar in Ortigas, Alex Calleja’s humor has now reached a wider scale– -Filipinos now get to enjoy Alex’s humor not only on stage with Comedy Manila but also on national TV through his comedy shows.

Now it’s time for all Filipinos to vote and help Alex Calleja get to the world stage for the whole world to enjoy his jokes that are truly funny and Pinoy.

To be able to get Alex to the final round we need everyone to take the time to watch, like, and share

Voting for the second round of the competition starts on October 17, 2016 until December 8, 2016. In the Philippines, that’s at 5AMOctober 18.

We can all help make this world a funnier place with a Filipino comedian telling jokes to the whole world.

Let’s all support Alex in his quest to become the Funniest Person in the World.

Pinoy, stand-up!

Follow Alex on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: alexcalleja1007

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