- Vice Ganda became emotional when he was asked about the things that bothered him at the height of the pandemic
- The comedian said that one of the questions he asked himself then was if he still can make people laugh after the health crisis is over
- In an interview with Ogie Diaz, he also admitted having second thoughts about his acting ability or whether he can still hack it
- Vice turned emotional when he talked about these things and also revealed about feeling very lonely during the pandemic
Vice Ganda may be making people around him happy but deep inside, he is crying and have been asking himself if he can still continue to make people laugh amid the ongoing health crisis.
The comedian revealed all these during an interview with Ogie Diaz for the latter’s YouTube channel.
During the interview, Vice became emotional when he admitted asking himself questions if he can still make people laugh during the pandemic.
“Hindi ko talaga alam kung nakakatawa pa ako o kung magaling pa ako. Meron akong gustong gawin, meron akong gustong ibigay. Tapos ngayon ang hirap. Hindi ko talaga alam kung nakakatawa pa ako o kung magaling pa ako kasi hindi ko naman naririnig kung may nag-rereact. Wala namang audience,” Vice said.
TV shows like It’s Showtime started banning audience at the onset of the pandemic. The show’s host and direct participants of their contests now have to perform on stage without live audience.
“Dati, lumabas pa lang ako nagwawala na ‘yung audience. So, parang damang-dama mo ‘yung love. Lalo kang gaganahan. ‘Ah ito ‘yung mga nag-aabang sa akin. Patatawanin ko kayong lahat.’ Ngyon wala nang ganu’n. Patatawin mo dingding,” Vice lamented.
He also revealed feeling all alone during the height of the pandemic, though he has learned to conceal his emotions primarily because of the audience.
He said what gives him strength are the comments of the audience online, telling him that he’s making them happy and he also helps get rid of their stress.
“Kasi nga, ‘yung trabaho ko is considering not just myself but considering a lot of people. ‘Di ba ‘yung magbabasa ka lang online, ‘Napapasaya mo ako lalo na ngayong pandemya. Stressed na stressed ako pero nawawala stress ko ‘pag napapanood ka.’ May purpose ka na,” Vice told Ogie during the interview.
Vice Ganda, or Jose Marie Borja Viceral in real life, is a Pinoy actor, comedian, singer, TV presenter, talk show host, and product endorser. He was born on March 31, 1976 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Vice is the youngest of five children, who all spent their childhood days along José Abád Santos Street in Manuguit, Tondo, Manila. When he was young, his father, a barangay captain in Tondo, was murdered, prompting his mother to work abroad to feed her children. When he was a bit older, Vice got a job as a singer, and eventually as a comedian for Punchline and The Library. Subsequently, he appeared in various TV shows and worked alongside showbiz comedians Chokoleit, Rey Kilay Pooh, and John Lapus. Soon, he was discovered by ABS-CBN and became a regular host on the noontime show, It’s Showtime. He also starred in various films, eight of them considered to be among the highest grossing in Philippine movies.
Despite the heaviness he sometimes feel because of the pandemic, Vice still managed to put on a happy face while congratulating the representative of the Philippines to the Ms Universe 2020, Rabiya Mateo, during the May 17 episode of “It's Showtime.” She said that today is the most beautiful day in the universe because of the recently concluded pageant. She congratulated Rabiya, for showing the intelligence and beauty, which gave honor to the Philippines. Vhong Navarro, also made a “hirit” and even used the name of Rabiya in sending his message of love “We Rabi-yu.”
Vice also never fails to praise those whom he felt deserved the recognition and admiration. A contestant in Everybody Sing has earned the admiration of Vice Ganda. The comedian, JP, learned that he would fight back and defend him against bashers. According to JP, he would often find comments that demean the comedian, with many saying that the latter does not deserve the attention and admiration because he is a bad influence. Vice then thanked him and said that he was so kind for defending him and that he normally does not talk to bashers because they are losers.
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