Loads of fun and laughter ensue when Dennis Padilla, “It’s Showtime’s” “Funny One” winner Donna Cariaga and co-finalists Anthony Andres and James Caraan bring new challenges to the lives of Karla Estrada and Bayani Agbayani in season 5 of CineMo’s hit sitcom, “Funny Ka, Pare Ko,” premiering on April 29.
Donna Cariaga plays Carla’s (Karla Estrada) ‘hugotera’ cousin from the province who will develop a connection with Nonong’s new caretaker, Donna’s fellow komikero, James Caraan (James). Donna’s co-finalist Anthony Andres also makes his debut as a dubious notary public, managing a mobile loading microbusiness on the side.
But it’s the addition of Dennis Padilla as the corrupt real estate tycoon Don Jovi that will shake Carla and Bigboy’s (Bayani Agbayani) world. Don Jovi aspires to buy the land of their barangay where their successful Delyon Eatery stands to build a shopping mall, but Carla and Bigboy refuse to sell their eatery, forcing Don Jovi to use illegal means to acquire the property. The conflict leads to a clash between the Delyons and Don Jovi as they attempt to save their business.
Another challenge that Carla and Bigboy will face in the new season is becoming foster parents to a bibo and cute kid named Niknok (“gigil kid” Carlo Mendoza) whom they met at an orphanage during one of their charity events. Niknok will add color and laughter to the lives of Carla and Bigboy whose kid Jay-Ar (Igi Boy Flores) is now a chef in a popular hotel.
Since the show is all about maintaining a positive and happy disposition despite life’s struggles, Bigboy continues to champion the training of future komikeros in their eatery’s Tawa ng Tanghalan every night.
Will Carla and Bigboy be able to laugh their way through another problem? What are the evil plans of Don Jovi? What role will Niknok play in the Delyon family?
“Funny Ka, Pare Ko,” the first sitcom on Philippine digital free TV, was recognized in 2017 as the Best Comedy Program in the 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, while Bayani Agbayani was hailed Best TV Actor in a Comedy Program at the 25th KBP Golden Dove Awards.
Also part of the show’s fifth season are Grae Fernandez (Grae), Kira Balinger (Princess), Komikeros NongNong and Diego Castro, Jayson Gainza (DongDong), Alora Sasam (Pags), “It’s Showtime’s” “Miss Q and A” first hall of famer Juliana Parizcova Segovia (Meatring), Alex Calleja (Kap Al), and “It’s Showtime’s” “GirlTrends” member, Erin Ocampo (Gretchin).
Witness how a family that laughs together tries to surpass life’s challenges with positivity in CineMo’s “Funny Ka, Pare Ko” starting on April 29, 5 PM-6 PM only on ABS-CBN TVplus.