Funny is the new pogi! Do you agree? On the latest episode of Toni Gonzaga’s “I Feel U,” she featured resident funny guys Luis Manzano and Empoy Marquez!
“Kusina Kings” actor Empoy is adored for his comedy chops. His first foray in showbiz came after winning the Mr. Suave look-alike contest on "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" in 2003.
Asked what is the biggest lesson he can share to aspiring comedians and entertainers, Empoy said, “Always look forward kung ano ‘yung pinakagusto niyo sa buhay niyo. ‘Wag kayong titigil sa pangarap niyo hanggang hindi niyo nakakamit, kasi every time na madadapa kayo, ‘yun ‘yung pagkakaton sa buhay niyo na makakapagbigay sa inyo ng inspirasyon para ituloy ‘to.”
Luis is a multi-awarded host, who is known for his sense of humor. But apart from hosting, he’s a great actor too!
Luis topbilled the drama film “In My Life” together with his mother, Star For All Seasons Vilma Santos, and John Lloyd Cruz. He shared, “Kasi ang nangyayari, dahil ang kulit ko sa hosting, is when people watch me act, they still think I’m hosting. For example umiiyak na ako, binibigay ko na lahat sa eksena, natatawa kasi sila dahil alam nila kung papaano talaga ako in person.”
“Kasi kahit papaano naman ‘yun ang ino-offer natin sa hosting, how we do it, how we really are. Kahit papaano the audience gets to see how we are.”
Luis’ sense of humor extends to his social media accounts. On Instagram, he often shares funny videos for a dose of good vibes.
He told Toni, “Tinagal-tagal mo na rin akong kilala. Kelan mo ako nakitang mag-selfie na hindi patawa or pang-aasar ‘yung context? I think this would be the very few times na aaminin ko ‘to, palagi akong nagjo-joke on Instagram na gwapo ako. But it’s the exact opposite, para sa akin it’s self-deprecating. After 15 years, nagugulat pa rin ako kung papaano ako nasa showbiz with this face, totoo ‘to ah.”
Watch the full episode here!
"I Feel U" streams every Sunday, 9:30 AM and 5 PM, on Star Cinema's Youtube and Facebook. Catch the next episode this December 6!
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