Comedian Vice Ganda discussed the current state of comedy in the country compared to the old times.
Vhong Navarro, Teddy Corpus, and Jugs Jugueta’s performance on It’s Showtime went viral on social media after they impersonated late comedians Dolphy, Babalu, and Redford White with the help of Artificial Intelligence technology.
After the performance, Vice talked about how current comedians like him were being careful now as they might displease their audience because of their jokes, unlike during Dolpy, Babalu, and Redford’s era.
“Tsaka dati nung panahon nila, mahirap nang magpatawa no’n. Pero grabe ‘yung hirap magpatawa ngayon. Minsan ‘pag nanonood ako ng mga lumang comedy, sasabihin ko ‘Nakakatawa ‘yan ano? Pa’no ‘pag sinabi ko ngayon ‘yan, anong mangyayari sakin? Pa’no ‘pag ginawa ko ngayon ‘yan, anong mangyayari sa’kin?’” said Vice.
“Ang sarap magpasaya ng mga Pilipino pero lately, ang hirap niyo ding pasayahin. Konting kibot, konting utot ‘di ba, merong panget na reaksyon. Ang hirap-hirap magpatawa ngayon kaya nakakatuwa na makita ‘yung maraming litrato nung komedyante. Sabi ko ‘Ang sarap oh, andami ng komedyante.’ Pero ngayon sana dumami pa ‘yung komedyante kahit ang hirap-hirap nang magpatawa,” he added.
Netizens couldn’t stop connecting Vice’s statement to the issues that the comedian faced due to his style of humor.
It can be recalled that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) summoned It’s Showtime management due to Vice’s scene with his partner Ion Perez.