Patrick Golamco blends stand up, jazz piano and personal storytelling in Pork Adobo

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Patrick Golamco blends stand up, jazz piano and personal storytelling in Pork Adobo

Pork Adobo

Is humour your coping mechanism? In Pork Adobo, Patrick Golamco can relate.

Raw Comedy Competition runner-up, Chinese-Filipino comedian and jazz pianist Patrick Golamco is bringing Pork Adobo to Melbourne for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Pork Adobo, a show named after his grandma’s signature Filipino dish, all goes down in the Evatt Room of Trades Hall from March 30 until April 23, with performances every day except for Wednesdays.

Patrick Golamco’s Pork Adobo

  • Pork Adobo is Patrick Golamco’s stand-up and music set heading to MICF
  • There are six showings a week from March 30 until April 23
  • Catch the show at the Evatt Room in Trades Hall

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In this show directed by Kevin Jim, Patrick Golamco combines stand-up comedy and musical performance to share a comedically personal story about his trip to Manila, Philippines, where he intends to have a deep and meaningful conversation with his dying 99-year-old grandmother.

He is also set to share gags about his mother’s reasoning about marriage, failed therapy, and even a cab driver who believed global warming was a hoax.

Pork Adobo is an exploration of culture, family, and emotions – born to Chinese parents who were raised in Manila and later immigrated to Sydney, Australia, Golamco’s performance is an exploration of these three cultures through storytelling.

In 2021, he was the runner-up in the Raw Comedy Competition and performed in Comedy Zone and the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. He has also performed shows at Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe.

Catch his act at Trades Hall from March 30 until April 23. Grab tickets by heading here

This article was made in partnership with Patrick Golamco