Laughter is still the best medicine!
And still, the best inspiration for television shows in the Philippines and all over the world.
Comedy shows in the US like Satuday Night Live (SNL) has been around since 1975. Here in the Philippines, we have Bubble Gang – gag show (22 years running) and John en Marsha – sitcom (1973-1990) as two of the longest-running LOL shows.
That is why, we’ve had so many variety shows in the past and today that incorporates comedy as part of the program. For example EAT BULAGA (since 1979), the longest-running noon-time variety show in the show and maybe all over the world.
There are also some innovative weekly shows that made comedy it’s central theme just like GMA Network’s upcoming weekly musical-comedy variety show FULLHOUSE TONIGHT.
Premiering Saturday night (Feb 18), FULLHOUSE TONIGHT will feature the TV comeback of Asia’s Songbird REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID.
Last week, GMA Network hosted the media launch of the show presenting the rest of the cast which includes Solenn Heussaf, Joross Gamboa, Miiguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, Nar Cabico, Kim Idol, Philip Lazaro, Tammy Brown, Terry Gian and Sarah Brekensiek.
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They will also be featuring different celebrity guests every Saturday.
Regine Velasquez revealed during the launch that the hardest part in making the show is surprisingly the singing part, because by the time she gets to her weekly number, her voice is already spent due to the many comedy acts. Aside from the many different comedy skits, viewers can expect a musical number from her in every episode.
Also during the launch, we witnessed the off-screen comedy chemistry between the lead casts Regine, Solenn and Joross. Solenn’s safe and cool reactions to every situation, Joross’ witty comments and jokes and Regine’s LOL moments.
Tammy, Terry, Kim and Nar – well, as expected, very funny individuals. They’re all natural stand-up comedy performers.
I can’t really say how the show is going to turn out because I haven’t seen an episode yet. But based on the trailer and teasers, I think it’s going to be a riot of a show!
Watch all the #rainCHECK Grand Launch event videos below: