KASAMA Vol. 16 No. 3 / July-August-September 2002 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network
Maritess vs. the Superfriends at
Rex Navarrete is a Pinoy stand up comic based in the US who with Dino Ignacio and Elson Trinidad produced a Flash animation based on one of Rex's comedy routines about Maritess, a Filipina overseas worker who is employed keeping house for the Superfriends at the Hall of Justice. It is satire, poking fun at American cartoon culture, but it has irritated rather than tickled the funny bones of some Filipinos who complain that it ridicules the plight of Filipinos working abroad. Navarrete defends his script. "Our struggles become our comedy," he says. Have a visit to the web site if you haven't seen it yet.