Are the Filipino masses ready for this?
There is no denying that Filipinos love comedy shows. Though Filipino’s taste in entertainment has evolved over the years, many will always love Filipino character comedies. Before the rise of telenovelas (both local and imported from our Asian neighbors), comedies were all the rage on television for a good part of the eighties and nineties. Sadly, as more and more international shows are getting popular, Filipino slapstick comedy is slowly dying.
To revive Filipino comedy and introduce a new way of doing so, popular online radio ‘Tee Radio’ introduces Barangay Teegang—the first ever online sitcom. The Social Media sitcom will soon be launched this month. Are you ready to laugh?
“Parating na ang mga bagong lipat sa #BarangayTeeGang! Abangan ang pinaka-riot na social media sitcom, soon on Tee Radio!” their caption goes on this shared trailer.
Created by CJ Santos, the show stars, Gexter Abad as JEFF, Lloyd Abella as RHODMAN, Ivan Morriel as KURT, Daniella Cristofani as PRINCESS, Abbygail Saenz as MARIE, Veronica Gualberto as VIENNA with Kim Ashley Tatel as YAYA NENE. Also starring are the TEE RADIO Stalwarts, Jack Logan as DON ROMAN, DJ Urs as TITA MALOU, DJ Lady Chx as JINGLE, DJ China Bebe as JINKY, DJ Kiko Mola as BOGART, DJ Rona as NAY RHODA, DJ Choco Mambo as BRANDO and DJ Kwek Kwek as JUMBO.
Just like the 80’s and 90’s comedy we all love, the sitcom showcases different hilarious characters that we will soon come to love. The show mainly revolved around the friendship between Rhodman, Jeff and Kurt. The trio are about to transfer to an apartment, which is in an ownership dispute between Tita Malou and Don Roman.
Jeff, a culinary student; Rhodman, a college varsity player; and Kurt, a musician, will now embark on a journey of slowly discovering the different characters in their new barangay, starting from their landlady and her twin daughters, Jingle and Jinky, together with their helper Yaya Nene.
There’s also hilarious Don Roman, a local gambling chief with his bodyguards Brando and Jumbo, with Bogart, the local bully. Included also is Kap, the local barangay captain, with his trusty tanod, Johnson.
With the Online Radio’s millions of followers and avid listerners, Tee Radio CEO/President, Louie Mark Kempis believes that the launching of Barangay Teegang will soon start a trend of social media sitcoms, slowly reviving the now dying Filipino comedy.
Barangay TeeGang is an original production by Tee Radio Media Entertainment INc. in cooperation with Brainhouse Film Production.