Korean aspiring comedian Ryan Bang says making people happy is fulfilling.
Ryan Bang said that his reward to himself this Christmas season is a trip to South Korea to spend quality time with his parents. He said that he intended to fly there before Christmas, but will be back in the country before New Year. "Ngayon meron giyera dyan 'lsquo;di ba, so pinaka-cheap 'lsquo;yung airplane," he began referring to the ongoing tension ensuing between the North and South Korea. "Five years 'lsquo;di ako nakita tatay ko. It'rsquo;s my chance to see my dad, sobrang excite (sic) nga po miss na ako tatay ko," he explained in broken Tagalog-English.
He shared that his folks have no idea how popular he is becoming in the Philippines and that they only get to watch him on Showtime as a guest judge. "They are happy because they watch Showtime, eh. And then people are happy because of me, the madlang people. So my parents are very proud. 'lsquo;Ryan, you make people happy, I'rsquo;m very proud of you,'rsquo;" he related the conversation he had with his parents.
On a personal note, Ryan said that it feels amazing that he is able to make people laugh. "People are happy because of you. Very masaya. People told me, 'lsquo;Ryan, after work pagod na ako, but when I watch you, I'rsquo;m happy, very masaya.'rsquo; I love it!" 'nbsp;
He said further that it is not much effort on his part to be funny because he is just being himself. "In acting, I have to change myself pero me, I have to be myself (in comedy). No need to prepare. Just be myself, Ryan Bang, so people are happy. Walang pressure. Showtime ganun din, sobrang enjoy ako." 'nbsp;
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate said that he has no acting offer yet for next year, but would definitely want to try comedy acting. "Syempre gusto ko comedy, parang Vice Ganda. Sobrang happy 'lsquo;yon. Petrang Kabayo, gusto ko ganun-ganun comedy. I want to make people happy. Kasi hindi ako gwapo hindi ko kaya [dramatic] actor," he explained.
Asked who he wants to be his leading lady if he gets an acting project, Ryan quipped, "Vice Ganda." He justified that he looks up to Vice because of his flair for comedy.
When asked for his wish for himself in 2011, the Korean charmer replied, "Sana mas guwapo next year. Ha-ha-ha. Kasi mukha ako parang wacky, funny. Joke lang! Sana mas masaya, sana mas marami people, madlang people happy because of me. If madlang people happy, I'rsquo;m also happy. Hindi ako nagsisinungaling 'lsquo;yon, totoo 'lsquo;yon."