A Chronicle of the Da Pinoys and Da Coconut Repablik of Da Pilipins
In light of the recent Vice Ganda- Jessica Soho fight I can say this: Fuck the majority of the Philippine Showbiz and Media. You know what I am tired of this bullshit being the national news. Why the fuck will people give too much bullshit for this anyway? We have Vice Ganda, the number 1 ‘comedian’ in the Philippines and we have Jessica Soho, the most ‘respected’ journalist in the country. It is like weighing two clowns together in an epic battle of proportions. I admit that sometimes when I am bored, I watch some Vice Ganda and Jessica Soho. The main reason: the rape joke. The rape joke was so poorly executed that I am concluding that the audience of Vice Ganda knows nothing about other forms of humour other than Fliptops and irrational roastings.
Because of this fight, I remembered the incident when one of my favourite comedian Tado had kicked the ass out of Vice Ganda with his wit and his shirt. It was funny and it was even funnier when Tado, Ramon and Angelo made fun of him in one of my favourite radio shows BrewRats. By the way, Vice Ganda wants Tado to apologise to him for no almost fucking reason which Tado did. Last year, Tado made a Twitter joke that Vice Ganda was killed in a car accident. You know what guys? Except for Tado, Team BAYAW, the guys from Boys Night Out and Ramon Bautista, the Philippine humour industry is now boring and lame as hell.
Now most comedians are more oriented for slapstick and toilet humour without sense. Vice Ganda’s social commentaries also makes no sense, I will term their humour “prolefeed”. The masses are the only ones enjoying it all the time and that is the reason why most of them cannot even understand satire and sarcasm. We can say that because of the present humour industry, the Filipinos have no satire gene.
Because most folks have no taste for satire and sarcasm, they cannot understand the comedy of several foreign countries, which are more oriented on satire and wit than pure slapstick. Take example for the humour of Stephen Colbert, Conan O Brien, George Carlin, Bill Maher and Jon Stewart, I am sure most of them will not get the joke. I am also sure that they will find the TV show Blackadder which was played by Rowan Atkinson unfunny unlike his Mr. Bean persona.
The death of the Philippine humour industry can be traced with the dumbing down of the society. You can probably see that in television, most of the comedians are always using the same old formula to entertain the people. Vice Ganda, if you will make a rape joke, make sure do it like Louis CK. The joke by Louis CK is funny but also true, while your joke is bullshit and even offensive to some. Please make sense and make gold, not shit.
The Philippine humour industry will continue to crash alongside with the average brain power of the masses. Come on people, bring back Strangebrew to the mainstream audiences. It is funny but also educational, as well satirical. Bring back BrewRats in the airwaves, these shows are more funnier than the current comedies today. Bring back satire and sarcasm to our industry so that Filipinos can understand what they are reading or watching. Until then guys, I see you on my next article. I will post this clip from one of my favourite comedians George Carlin: