Vice Ganda misses doing 'green' jokes in comedy bars

Vice Ganda still makes it a point to do shows in comedy bars to come up with new material.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

7/5/2011 7:57 AM
Vice Ganda misses doing 'green' jokes in comedy bars


070511-vice_main.jpgVice Ganda recently conquered Araneta Coliseum once again with his concert entitled Eto na! Vice Ganda, todong sample sa Araneta. The Showtime host/comedian said that he misses doing stage shows aside from televised performances. Vice started out as a performer in various comedy bars around Quezon City, and gained a distinction for his no-holds-barred jokes.

When the offer came for him to appear on TV, and eventually as co-host of Showtime, he had to sort of “sanitize” his brand of comedy to suit the general patronage audience. “Dati talaga may conscious effort na ‘wag magmura at walang bastos na jokes. Dapat sanitized talaga ‘yung sasabihin mo kasi may mga batang nanonood. Ipoproseso mo muna sa isip mo bago mo sabihin. Ngayon nasanay na ako kasi naka apat na season na ang Showtime. Alam ko na ang pwede, ang hindi, kung paano ang bitaw.”

He further shared that there have been times recently when he would still do shows in comedy bars that his fellow hosts would notice that he is no longer as tactless as he used to be. “Ngayon kapag nagko-comedy bar na ako nagugulat ‘yung mga kasamahan ko kasi nagiging pang TV na talaga ako. Conscious na rin kasi akong may mga followers akong bata, mga nanay.

Despite his numerous projects in the mainstream media, Vice said that he will never turn his back on hosting stints in comedy bars. Aside from wanting to honor his roots, Vice explained that in comedy bars he gets to come up with new materials to present to his audience. “Nagko-comedy bar pa rin ako. Hindi pwedeng mawala ‘yun kasi mangangalawang ako. Sa comedy bar iba ang experience na makukuha from every person na makaka-interact ko. Tsaka dun talaga ako nagsimula kaya hindi ko matatalikuran.