Pagkatapos mag-celebrate ng 50th year, Tito, Vic and Joey, hindi magre-retire sa showbiz!

Pagkatapos mag-celebrate ng 50th year, Tito, Vic and Joey, hindi magre-retire sa showbiz!

January 17, 2022 @ 7:58 PM 7 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Wow! Ibang klase talaga ang triumvirate nina Sen. Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto at Joey de Leon, at ng longest running variety show sa Philippine TV na “Eat Bulaga!”.

Kare-renew lang naman ng contract ng EB sa GMA Network na sumabay pa sa 50th anniversary ng tatlo bilang magkakasama.

Ang partnership ng TVJ, popularly known as Tito, Vic and Joey, ay nagsimula nu’ng 1972 sa gag show na “OK Lang.” Nagkasama rin ang tatlo sa show na “Discorama” at sa sitcom na “Iskul Bukol,” bago sila nag-host sa “Eat Bulaga!” nu’ng 1979 sa kanilang first-ever network, ang RPN 9.

“Just in case some of us haven’t realized yet, Tito, Vic and Joey, our group, is celebrating our 50th year—our golden anniversary.

“If we count the other shows we did before ‘Bulaga,’ that’s already 50 years!” sabi nj Sen. Tito.

“Abangan niyo ‘yan (anniversary celebration). Mamimigay kami ng ayuda at maintenance [medicine],” sabi naman ni Joey.

Ang “Eat Bulaga!” ay umere sa RPN 9 from 1979 to 1989 at sa ABS-CBN from 1989 to 1995, at ngayon, sa GMA 7.

Sa 43-year history ng “Eat Bulaga,” nagkaroon na ng template ang production na nagustuhan ng masa, at hanggang ngayon ay nag-e-evolve through line-up changes and various new segments.

“From the get-go, I felt like we had a good sense of the pulse of the people—what they like, what they don’t like,” sabi nga ni Sen. Tito.

“And you can’t spell ‘pulso’ without ‘puso’,” dagdag ni Joey.

Ayon pa kay Joey ay hindi sila nawala sa panahon dahil sumasabay sila kung hindi man sila ang nagpapauso.

“When we were starting out, my Converse sneakers were of different colors, we wore our hair long. Sometimes, we put on shorts—much to the annoyance of our bosses.

“I remember getting a memo one day. The bosses told me they didn’t care if my clothes were branded.

“Back then, wearing a suit and tie was the norm.

“But I believe that gradually changed because of ‘Eat Bulaga!’ and its hosts,” pag-TBT pa ni Joey.

Take note dahil sa apat na dekadang pagho-host nina Tito, Vic and Joey ay hindi pa nila nai-isip ang mag-quit.

Para kay Tito Sen, ang pagho-host ay nagsipbing “therapy” na niya.

“When I first got into politics (as Quezon City vice mayor), I made sure to focus on my work, so it took a long time before I was able to come back. The work load became heavier after I became a senator and senate president,” sabi niya.

At kahit may pandemic, nag-e-enjoy pa rin si Joey sa pagho-hosting ng EB.

“We can smile and laugh behind our face masks… We enjoy our jobs, so we never really felt burned out,” say ni Joey.

“The most important thing is that we enjoy our time with our fellow dabarkads—spending time with each other, talking to each other, ‘Marites-an’.

“‘Eat Bulaga!’ strengthened our relationship. We have branched out to production or movies, but we will always come back to this show.

“The show is a big part of our lives. It’s in our blood, flowing in our veins,” pagtatapos naman ni Vic. Joey Sarmiento