JR De Guzman brings humor to hardship — and in this politically charged time, his story of immigrating to the United States resonates more than ever.
The Filipino-American comic’s debut album, Dual Citizen, combines music and comedy to chronicle his life straddling two cultures … including that time his family lived in less-than standard conditions after moving from Asia.
“We moved to Eagle Rock, California, when I was really young, and this is a true story: We actually lived in a storage unit for like two weeks. And I feel like that would have been the most awesome episode of Storage Wars,” he jokes on the album. “If they just open it up and there’s a Filipino family inside. On the outside there’s a dude with a trucker hat … ”
De Guzman also touches on race and his identity now.
“I saw this commercial in the U.S.” he says. “I learned that I can only feed myself for only 63 cents a day.”
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