Is Vice Ganda feeling burnt out because of Showtime?

Vice Ganda admits that there are times that he finds being a host/resident judge on 'Showtime' very exhausting.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/14/2010 9:54 AM
Is Vice Ganda feeling burnt out because of Showtime?


Vice Ganda was overflowing with gratitude to ABS-CBN for allowing him to sign a contract for another 15 months with Showtime and other possible programs in the network. "Sobrang saya ko. Nakakataba ng puso kasi certified Kapamilya na talaga ako. Para sa akin isang malaking achievement 'lsquo;yun para sa isang performer katulad ko. Feeling ko talaga na sobrang blessed ako. Sukli na rin siguro ito sa mga blessings na nai-share ko rin naman sa ibang tao."

There are still no clear details on what other shows Vice will be doing as a Kapamilya, but he said that he trusts whatever the management will decide on. "Hindi pa klaro kung may iba pang shows na maibibigay sa akin. Kung meron, maraming salamat. Kung wala naman, okay lang. Malaking bagay na sa akin ang Showtime."

From being a no-name stand up act in sing-along bars, Vice Ganda is now a household name as the resident judge who uses his wit and humor to pick on contestants of talent-search program Showtime. Though he appears very happy and energetic on the program, Vice confessed that his job frequently takes a lot out of him. "Nakakapagod pa rin siya. Normal na yata talaga 'lsquo;yun. Kapag hindi na ako napapagod dapat siguro matakot na ako kasi baka hindi na ako buhay nun. Hangga'rsquo;t buhay ako makakaramdam ako ng pagod."

The comedian particularly noted his duty of scrutinizing performances but trying much his best not to offend anyone. Add to that the part of the program wherein all the judges, including him, would have to do "sample" performances to please the live audience. But as a true-blooded entertainer, Vice understands the demands of the industry he chose to get into. "Kahit anong pagod ang maramdaman ko, hinding hindi ko iiwan ang Showtime. 'lsquo;Yun ang programang gumawa talaga sa akin bilang performer. 'lsquo;Yun ang bumuo ng kumpiyansa ko sa sarili ko. Malaki ang naitulong nun sa kabuhayan ko. Hindi pwedeng umalis na lang ako ng walang patumangga dahil lang napagod ako."

His hard work and determination is now paying off in the form of more projects. Vice will now top-bill the upcoming comedy flick Petrang Kabayo. He shared that as the opening day of the film approaches; he can'rsquo;t help but feel the jitters. "Kinakabahan ako pero ipinagpapasa Diyos ko na lang. Hindi ko na masyadong pinapansin. Imposibleng hindi ka kabahan. Tuwing matutulog ako naiisip ko pa rin 'lsquo;yung kaba. Siguro katulad na lang nung ginawa ko sa concert ko sa Araneta. Hihintayin ko na lang kung anong mangyayari, na matapos na."

Vice may consider his 2010 a very good year in terms of career, but he said he is preparing for 2011 which may be very challenging. Nevertheless, being a comedian, Vice is keeping a happy perspective on what lies ahead of him. "Noon pa naman sinasabi ko na, 'lsquo;Ay taon ko ito!'rsquo; tapos hindi naman pala. Hindi naman talaga natin masasabi kung kailan ang taon natin. Diyos lang ang nakakaalam kung kailan 'lsquo;yun. Maghintay na lang tayo next year. Kung hindi kasing bongga ang next year ng taong ito pagdating sa kare