Banana Split to Flood Dubai with Laughter

  • Friday, April 04, 2014
  • By Ion Gonzaga
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Everyone knows that the sweetest bananas in the supermarkets here are exported from the Philippines. But there are other 'bananas' from the Philippines that's not just sweet, but witty and wacky as well - daily consumption recommended.

Dessert becomes main course tonight as Banana Split Goes to Dubai. A bunch of these bananas are here this weekend to bring giggles and wiggles to UAE-based Filipinos who are surely longing for Pinoy brand of cheers and jeers.

Angelica Panganiban, John Pratts, Zanjoe Marudo, Jayson Gainza, Pooh, Ryan Bang, Sunshine Garcia and Aiko Climaco, together with Direk Bobot Mortiz will flood Dubai with unlimited laughter as they bring their famous acts from the high-rating Banana Split gag show live in Dubai.

Produced by GJ Entertainment and Organized by MDM Media Production FZE, the show tonight will be held at the Indian High School Football Field. Tickets cost AED55 (regular), AED95 (silver), AED150 (gold) and AED195 (platinum). You may still call 055 3187888 for reservations and purchase of tickets.


In a dialog with media and bloggers yesterday, Direk Bobot and the casts guarantee that the Dubai audience will have their happiest time on the show.  I also asked him to cite some similarities and/or differences of this young generation and his original gag show Goin' Bananas, Direk highlights the amazing camaraderie that this group has developed, given that they are stars on their own already.  He also recognizes how each and everyone contributes a natural comic spot that makes them click as one group.


I asked Angelica -=('',)=- how challenging it was, shifting back and forth from heavy drama into comedy, especially since the fans recognize her as a really good drama actress.  Yes there were few challenges along the way, she said, but her long stint in Ang TV has molded her comic side actually. And in fact, naturally makulit talaga siya and pala-patawa naman especially when with friends. Thank you, Angel! You are consistently great... and beautiful! <3 br="" nbsp="">


They gave the media a little dose of their favorite skits and 'extra spoofs', Kuya Bhoy (Jayson), Krissy (Angelica), Kuya Kim (John), Manny Poohquiao (Pooh), teasers of what to expect tonight. Zanjoe, Ryan and the charming Aiko shared how she started in the industry, from Wowowie, and eventually became a banana. Former Sexbomb dancer, Sunshine surprised the crowd with her 'funny english' skits. Not one of them is not funny. Asked if they'll do all their popular segments? Jayson wants us to find out tonight. Ihaw na!

Tonight, dessert is unlimited!

Here are other snaps from the presscon at Rocky's Cafe, Regent Palace Hotel:

Angelica Panganiban
Aiko Climaco
Direk Bobot Mortiz
John Pratts
Ryan Bang
Zanjoe Marudo
Jayson Gainza
Pooh
Sunshine Garcia
Angelica Panganiban

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