Javier Jarquin

Javier Jarquin

“Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd”
– The Stage

“High calibre throughout”
– Morning Star

“Fresh, funny and unique”
– The Press (NZ)

“Jarquin draws in the audience like an industrial magnet”
– SG Fringe

9 hour long shows, over 600 performances, across 27 territories;
Javier Jarquin is an extremely experienced and highly respected,
multi-skilled performer.

Raised in New Zealand with Latin-American/Chinese parents, the multi award winning stand up masterfully weaves his unique perspective into every performance and delivers sharply executed insights on life
as an immigrant.

Beginning his comedy career as the Winner of the 2007 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition in Christchurch NZ, Javier went on to become a core member of New Zealand’s longest running improv comedy show Scared Scriptless, before travelling the world building a highly esteemed career as comedian, martial arts card thrower, improvisor and cabaret performer. The multi award winning talent went onto achieve Best Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and Best National Artist at the World Buskers Festival.

His alias The Card Ninja has been a smash hit at Fringe Festivals everywhere since 2010 with a show bursting with mind-blowing tricks, incredible precision and theatrical virtuosity, as he pushes live performance to the absolute limit.

CARD NINJA – UK/New Zealand/Australia/Netherlands/Norway – 2010-2021
Boring AF – Edinburgh Fringe – 2019
Improv the MARVEL-verse – Edinburgh Fringe – 2018
MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies… Kind of – Edinburgh Fringe – 2017
Hombre Al Dente – Edinburgh Fringe – 2016
Comedy Death – Edinburgh Fringe – 2013
Joke Ninja – Edinburgh Fringe – 2013
Bullets Before Bedtime – Edinburgh Fringe – 2011

What Now – New Zealand
Red or Black – ITV
Pepsi Max – Unbelievable campaign