ABS-CBN Corp. Comm. July 25, 2015 12:37 AM
The “Funny One” segment of “It’s Showtime” has become one of the most popular fixture of the noontime program, with komikeros Ryan Rems Sarita and Crazy Duo, who were saved from elimination this week, gaining their own following.
Ryan, whose expression “rock and roll to the world!” has seeped into social media and personal conversations, said he has found fan pages and accounts on Facebook that are either dedicated to him or claim to be run by him.
He said on his newfound fame, “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I hope it doesn’t. I’m also wondering why people find me funny. I’ve always been relaxed on stage,” said Ryan.
Ryan began performing stand-up in 2008, so he was not immediately comfortable making jokes on TV for “Funny One.”
That was not the case for the father-and-son tandem Crazy Duo. Diego, the father, has worked for more than 20 years in a circus as clown, dog trainer, among others, to provide for his family. He influenced his two sons, including his Crazy Duo partner Gedent, to make a living out of entertaining people.
”We use our material in Cebu and translate it to Tagalog. We find the timing of throwing jokes challenging. It was hard at first, but a comic’s weapon is believing that his jokes are funny,” they said.
In “Funny One More Chance” this Saturday, who among Gibis Alejandrino, trio No Direction, and Iskobi Duo will be kicked out of the competition?
Don’t miss the fun in “Funny One,” the biggest comedy search of “It’s Showtime,” which airs at 12:15PM from Mondays to Fridays and 12NN on Saturdays on ABS-CBN. For updates, visit funnyone.abs-cbn.com, follow @funnyoneph on Twitter and Instagram, or like www.facebook.com/FunnyOnePH.