By Patricia Francisco
K Brosas is a tough shell to break and she has proven it countless times before.
In her press conference yesterday, April 12, for her anniversary concert "18K," the comedienne was the epitome of lightness and grace, truly a survivor in spite of the challenges she faced in life.
"Matagal ako naka-menor. 'Yung career ko, matagal naka-menor. Naka-park lang. Kampante ka lang. Ngayon umahon na siya... Natutuwa ako at napapansin na 'yung talento na matagal ko nang ibinuhos. Napapansin na ng tao. Meron na 'kong first solo album ever. Itong 18 years na 'to, ang habang journey," she said.
K mentioned that these past two years have been blissful for her and that joining "It's Showtime" through "Tawag ng Tanghalan" was a huge factor that further propelled her career.
"Malaki - exposure-wise... Ang laki ng nagawa kaya naman 'yung istura ko naman 'di ba hindi ako laging parang wala lang. As in pinaghahandaan ko talaga 'yun. Parang laging grand finals ang itsura ko. Sobra akong thankful. Sobra akong grateful sa 'Tawag ng Tanghalan,' and of course, sa '[It's] Showtime,'" she said.
Soon after she also got on board "Umagang Kay Ganda."
She enthused, "Sobrang mahal na mahal ko din ang 'UKG.' Kaya sobrang thankful ako ngayon dahil sa dalawang tv show na 'yun."
K is now on her 18th year in the industry. We've been loving her voice, her jokes, and her personality. According to K, even though being a comedienne is a light and fun job, there are still times when she would feel burned out. But not for long. What's her secret?
"Sa'kin, 'yung routine natin pag everyday ginagawa, kahit pagpapatawa, mabu-burn out ka eh. So I make it a point na 'pag sobrang busy, kahit man lang may time ako sa anak ko. First, magdi-dinner kami niyan. May time ako sa friends. And kailangan may time ako sa sarili ko. Kasi kung hindi, masisiraan ako ng ulo, walang halong biro kasi ang daming pumapasok sa utak ko," she said.
K added, "Usually 'yung style ng comedy ko is from personal experience. Ang comedy for me is tragedy + time = comedy. Ibig sabihin, lahat ng matinding-matinding pinagdaanan mo, bigyan mo ng oras. Pwede mong pagtawanan. So I think, 'yun ang formula ko lang."
The "Tawag ng Tanghalan" judge also related that travelling solo helps.
"I always travel alone kasi therapy 'yun eh. Right now, three or five [times] na I always travel alone. Gusto ko 'yun eh... It's not for everyone pero bet na bet ko 'yun," she shared.
When asked what song defines her the most, she answered Destiny's Child's "Survivor" and we couldn't agree more. She truly is the toughest among the toughest! Power!
The all-out performer will have her star-studded concert, "18K," on April 28 at the Kia Theater. Joining her are close friends Pooh and Chokoleit, Queen of R&B Kyla, Birit Queen Angeline Quinto, Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, Queen of Soul Jaya, Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, and her daughter Crystal Brosas. "18K" is a collaboration of Cornerstone and Star Events, and is directed by no other than John Prats.