Gerald bashed for wearing scout ranger’s badge
A Facebook post about Gerald Anderson piqued my curiosity. A certain Jon posted a picture of the Kapamilya actor wearing a badge. Hmm … Na-badge… este … bad vibes s’ya.
The netizen’s caption goes: “Mr. Anderson, are you authorized to wear that ‘tabak’? Do you know what it takes to be worthy to wear that badge? Nag-SROC (Scout Ranger Orientation Training) ka lang, akala mo scout ranger ka na? Do you know what a full Scout Ranger Course entails? Ang pagsuot ng ‘tabak’ ay karangalan at ekslusibo para sa mga dumaan sa hirap na magtapos ng SR training. Hindi ’yan para sa tulad mong nag-orientation course lang. Huwag kang assuming.”
As of press time, I still have to get clarification from the camp of Gerald. This column is open to air his side.
With all the controversies hounding him lately, Gerald must be “intrigue-proof” already.
Tekla’s turn to shine
When I heard that Super Tekla is not really gay, I could hardly believe it.
GMA 7’s breakout comedian is so good at pretending to be gay as he tickles our funny bone.
Off-cam, he is Romeo Librada, a proud single dad to 11-year-old Airah, but on-cam, this Romeo transforms into a Juliet.
After countless gigs at comedy bars, Tekla can now laugh all the way to the bank.
His big-screen debut, “Kiko and Lala,” hits theaters tomorrow.
Super Tekla plays a dual role, as the titular conjoined twins. Kiko is the tough masculine twin, while Lala is the witty gay one.
Talk about art imitating life.
Here’s my chat with Tekla:
What does your daughter think of your “gay” screen persona? She’s bright, so she understands it’s just a job I have to do to provide for her future.
She always tells me that she’s proud of me. I’m happy that she appreciates my efforts, and that she respects me as her father.
What made you decide to pretend you’re gay onstage or on-cam? I realized that I had no capacity to do comedy as a guy.
No matter what I did, it was not effective to make people laugh.
When I transformed into a gay comedian, I was able to experiment with my look and make my mark.
What is your fondest memory of your mentor, Chokoleit? Our skit where he portrayed the queen, and I was his right-hand [man]. Nonstop laugh trip. He really internalized his role.
During the show, gandang-ganda si Chokoleit sa sarili n’ya kasi feel na feel n’ya na queen s’ya and inaapi n’ya kaming subordinates.
What makes you nervous and excited about your launching movie? First-time jitters. I hope my movie meets the expectations of the audience somehow.
I’m looking forward to see my hard work pay off by making people laugh when they watch my movie.
What’s the funniest punchline that you delivered? When I said that we were eight children in the family, and I’m the only one who looks good.
It made the audience wonder how my siblings looked like.
What was your most embarrassing moment onstage? When my wig fell off and rolled like a ball. My bald head got exposed. I was so ashamed, but the audience lapped it up.
How do you handle it when someone gets offended by your jokes? Fortunately, in my 10 years of being a stand-up comedian, I’ve never offended anybody.
I make it clear from the start of my show that it’s purely entertainment. Bawal ang mapikon.
How do you prepare your spiels for a stand-up comedy act? I don’t have a script, just a guide.
I base my random spiels on the nature of the event and the sensibilities of the audience.
I make sure that everything I say has continuity, yet it’s still spontaneous.
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