On It’s Showtime, Saturday episode, an ‘unkabogable’ birthday celebration was thrown for Vice Ganda wherein some of his friends from comedy bars were there to put up a riot skit; also revealing the person who took honor to discover him first.
Each of them impersonated Jose Marie Borja Viceral, 41, popularly known as “Vice Ganda”, as tribute to his humble beginnings.
The skit was started by Lassi where he showed himself as Vice Ganda who was just then starting as a stand-up comedian; followed by his other friends who told his life story by acting like him– from getting his first big hit movie, to getting his first concert, and eventually landing himself as a regular host in ABS-CBN’s variety noon time show—It’s Showtime.
The 15-minute parody of Viceral’s life had the audience fully entertained, and had them gasping for air.
Vice Ganda turned nostalgic after watching the birthday production specially made for him. He expressed his gratitude to those people who helped sky-rocket his career.
Special mention was given to Hans Mortel; the stand-up comedian who first discovered him. “Bago ako tulungan nang tuloy-tuloy nina Ogie Diaz, siya ang unang nakakita sa akin sa comedy bar sa Mabini,” he said.
He also remembered the time when he was really on empty pockets and he had to buy clothes for his very first comedy bar show. A friend lent him money; without having a second thought. He was still a college student at the time.
“Nakakatuwa kasi ang daming kong mabubuting kaibigan . . . I’m so blessed at ang dami ninyong nagmamahal sa akin,” Vice Ganda further said.
Meet Hans Mortel! Click the image below to watch the video.