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Chokoleit has no reason to be envious of Vice Gandas success

Chokoleit also dreams of doing a remake of a Roderick Paulate comedy like that of Vice Ganda's 'Petrang Kabayo.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

10/22/2010 7:44 AM
Chokoleit has no reason to be envious of Vice Gandas success


Chokoleit and Vice Ganda have long been compared to each other as to who is the better stand up comedian. While Vice has the daytime variety program Showtime, Chokoleit will soon be seen on primetime as part of the new teleserye Mara Clara. Chokoleit will play gay godfather CG who was first played by Eagle Riggs in the original Mara Clara.

With the recent box office success of Vice'rsquo;s launching movie Petrang Kabayo, Chokoleit jokingly confessed that he also wants to have his own launching movie. "Kapag may Petrang Buwaya malamang sa akin io-offer 'lsquo;yun, ha ha ha!"

Vice'rsquo;s Petrang Kabayo was a remake of an old Roderick Paulate movie. Chokoleit revealed that he is a big fan of Roderick and he has a couple of favorite Roderick films he wants to remake with himself in the roles. "I'rsquo;m a Roderick Paulate fan. Ever since alam ni Kuya Dick ang paghanga ko sa kanya. Era ko kasi 'lsquo;yan. Kung pwede kong i-remake 'lsquo;yung mga dating movies'nbsp;niya, gusto ko 'lsquo;yung Ako si Kiko, Ako si Kikay at 'lsquo;yung Bala at Lipstick."

Chokoleit went on to dismiss rumors that he feels insecure because of Vice who is said to have completely overshadowed him. "Pwede pa siguro akong magsalita ng masama, na naiinggit ako kay Vice kung hindi ako nabigyan ng pagkakataon. Pero I'rsquo;ve had my time, my own success."

According to Chokoleit, he is very happy with the success that Vice is reaping, which only shows that on TV and movies and that there is room for other gay comedians like them. "Si Vice Ganda kasi perfect timing lahat ng nangyayari sa career niya. Sa aming mga stand-up comedians, the more the merrier. The good thing na nandiyan ang mga katulad ni Vice at Pooh is we should always be on our toes. Maraming magagaling kaya dapat galingan mo lagi. Tsaka hindi naman pwedeng lahat ng projects sa iyo lang. Mas maraming kami, mas maraming napapasaya."

More than the insinuations of alleged competition, what Chokoleit values is the friendship he had forged with Vice and Pooh way back when they were still unknown performers in comedy bars. "Nasa comedy bar pa kami noong tatlo magkakaibigan na kami. Ngayon parang feeling namin, 'lsquo;Shouldn'rsquo;t we celebrate?'rsquo; Kasi nga naman kami nga ay nandito na, we are on top of our game. Hindi naman natin pwedeng harangan ang swerte ng ibang tao. Let'rsquo;s give it to Vice. Walang problema sa akin kasi iba iba naman kami ng brand of comedy."

Because of their respective hectic schedules, the two comedians only catch up with each other during events and via text and Twitter.