THEY say that laughter is the best medicine, and surely Bubble Gang has provided a weekly dose of joy to several viewers for the past 28 years. To celebrate this milestone, Bubble Gang brings a two-part anniversary special on November 19 and 26.
Bringing unlimited laughter and good vibes with the theme “Bente O-Chew” is the powerhouse cast led by award-winning comedian and Bubble Gang pioneer Michael V. a.k.a. Bitoy, together with mainstays Paolo Contis, Betong Sumaya, Chariz Solomon, Analyn Barro, EA Guzman, Buboy Villar, Matt Lozano, Cheska Fausto, and Kokoy de Santos.
Making the anniversary episodes even more exciting is the first-ever guest appearance of Boy Abunda, Kim Atienza, and Jillian Ward. Also joining them in the fun celebration are Herlene Budol, Isko Moreno, and the comedic duo of Cookie and Belli, played by Pekto and John Feir.
Completing the “Bente O-Chew” special are the viral parodies of Michael V. as Bubble Gang’s very own Ninong Cry meets content creator Ninong Ry. Viewers must also watch out for Lolo Kanor and Hilaw in a never-before-seen collaboration with the phenomenal OPM bands Lola Amour and Dilaw.
When the comedy show reinvented itself with a new format and time slot last July, Michael V. admits that it is somewhat different in flavor. According to him: “For the longest time, I was also the creative director of Bubble Gang, and so for the longest time I knew the flavor of the show. But this time around, nagbago ng konti. That, for me, is the biggest change.”
Since then, the program has also been more open to collaborations not only with celebrities but also with online influencers. Bitoy explains: “Social media is a big part of mainstream television and entertainment. If it’s a gem, talagang dapat you have to do something about it. Pero hindi mo dapat gayahin. You have to do something better and improve.”
Some of the special guests of the anniversary episodes also reminisced about their unforgettable experiences in Bubble Gang.
Says Boy Abunda: “I will always remember it because this is the first time I’ve done a gag show. And what an honor it is that my first gag show is Bubble Gang. Dumating ako sa set na sobrang tiwala na I was in good hands, I was in a happy and safe territory. Hindi rin naman lingid sa publiko ang paghanga ko kay Michael V at sa lahat ng bumubuo ng programang ito.”
Don’t miss the two-part anniversary special of Bubble Gang on November 19 and 26, 6:35 pm, on GMA Network and Pinoy Hits. Global Pinoys can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. More information is available at www.gmanetwork.com.