People can’t go wrong with comedy, particularly if it’s a clean joke—something that will not get you in trouble.
At the anniversary press conference of Bubble Gang held recently, I wondered how this gag show (now the country’s longest-running comedy program on TV) is able to keep itself afloat. Twenty-three years is no joke. And every Friday evening, amid being on air for such a long time, it is still able to give its audience genuine laugh.
After hearing the show’s cast members talk about how they enjoy doing the program and how they make conscious effort to make the show even more relevant, then I understood what set Bubble Gang apart -- it connects with its audience to produce an authentic experience.
“Through the years we’ve seen the evolution of humor through Bubble Gang, but we have to admit that it’s harder to make people laugh these days. They are now more critical especially that we already social media -- more people have become sensitive and there are so many restrictions now. But the show evolves depending on people’s sensitivity,” a cast member said.
Being the country’s longest-running and multi-awarded gag show, GMA Network’s Bubble Gang continues to deliver world-class and extraordinary entertainment to Filipino viewers for more than two decades now.
The Kapuso program is still the Filipinos’ favorite comedy program because of its unique, amusing and one-of-a-kind parodies, sketches and gags about television commercials, famous personalities and current events.
As it celebrates its 23rd anniversary, Bubble Gang will present a narrative uniquely intertwining the show’s popular segment forms --talk, interview, musical parody, sketches, commercial spoof and gag dubbed as ‘Bente Tres Oras.’
This year’s TV special tells the adventures of Bea Bangenge (Michael V.) and Toto Batoto (Antonio Aquitania) as they embark on a journey to find a WIFI connection for Bea.
On their trip, they will meet famous Bubble Gang characters such as Antonietta, Don Cantoni, Mr.Assimo, Tata Lino, the Balitang Ina hosts, Lebrown James and many more.
For Kapuso comedy genius Michael V., Bubble Gang’s loyal viewers have always been their inspiration in creating new and latest gags and sketches.
“The change in Bubble Gang is constant because of the continuous change in the audience profile. But it’s a good change, as always. I learn new things from them. For me, that is always a challenge and it’s also a good thing kasi nakakadagdag ito sa kaalaman ko bilang isang comedian,” he said.
Together with Michael V., catch the cast Antonio Aquitania, Paolo Contis, Betong Sumaya, Sef Cadayona, Boy 2 Quizon, Mikoy Morales, Jak Roberto, Archie Alemania, Juancho Trivino, James Macasero, Roadfill, Diego Llorico, Chariz Solomon, Kim Domingo, Andrea Torres, Valeen Montenegro, Jackie Rice, Denise Barbacena, Lovely Abella, Analyn Barro, Arra San Agustin, Arny Ross and Myka in this year’s anniversary special.
Under the helm of director Bert de Leon, head writer Caesar Cosme, Bubble Gang’s telemovie airs tomorrow, Nov. 23 after Pamilya Roces on GMA Telebabad.
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