Dalawang Pinoy ang nakasali sa season 4 ng “Stand-Up Asia!” na ipapalabas next month sa Comedy Central channel. Ang “Stand-Up Asia!” ay isang gathering ng mga mahuhusay na stand-up comedians mula sa Asia. Kabilang sa 12 featured comedians ay si Ryan Puno na member ng Comedy Manila, at si JR de Guzman na winner ng 13th Annual Stand-Up NBC Competition na naka-base sa US.
Ang iba pang Asian comics na kasama ay sina Sam See and Qamarul Haziq (Singapore); Hannan, youngest winner of the 2016 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition; Kavin Jay and Nigel Ng (Malaysia); Brian Tseng (Taiwan); Zainal Bostaman (Brunei); Yumi Nagashima (Japan); Storm Xu (China); and Aaron Chen (Australia).
The show is hosted by Singapore’s sketch duo Benjamin Kheng and Hirzi Zulkiflie.
Nang tanungin sina Ryan at JR kung paano nila ipapasok ang Pinoy humor sa “Stand-Up Asia!”, heto ang naging sagot nila:
Ryan: “I am a very mababaw person. It’s the humor I grew up with, it’s how I joke with my friends, and it’s what I love so much about Filipino humor in general. I just like to add a bit of a thinking component to it so it’s not totally wala lang… sort of a smart way of looking at stupid things I guess. My favorite way to refer to it is ‘elevated babaw.’”
JR: “I’d say I learned a lot of my sense of humor from my dad. More or less, the spirit of Filipino humor exists within my comedy whether consciously or unconsciously.”
Ang role model ni Ryan pagdating sa stand-up comedy ay sina Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Key & Peele, Demetri Martin, Mark Normand, Jim Gaffigan, GB Labrador, Alex Calleja, Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, James Caraan and Nonong. Si JR naman, paborito niya sina Zach Galifianakis and Dave Chappelle. (Ruel Mendoza)