Comedy is an everyday thing in the Philippines. We see it in all forms, Television, Newspapers (probably because of the political circus), radio (still about comical happenings in politics) and on line. Although we live in a country where majority of the people suffer from poverty, we prefer to laugh about our troubles than to wallow it in.
I was very delighted when I got an invitation to cover Comedy Manila: Be Part of the Pinoy Stand-up Revolution at Mow’s Bar in Quezon City.
Comedy Manila is a homegrown group of stand-up comedians that perform observational humor that is original, funny and world class.
For us ordinary peeps, it just means they like to talk about funny or sad parts of their everyday lives. Most of the time they make fun of themselves. (as opposed to the common comedy bar fare of mocking and making fun of the guest).