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Inside the Industry: The future of funny business with Comedy Manila

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:00 PM

From live shows to no shows, comedians Red Ollero and Mikey Andres now perform stand-up from their desktops

WATCH: Jason Dy does Filipino version of 'Kan Goo' from the '2gether' soundtrack

May 22, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Jason covers a song originally perfomed by Bright, who played Sarawat in the hit Thai series

2GETHER. Jason Dy sings a Filipino version of Bright's 'Kan Goo' from the official soundtrack of '2gether: The series.' Screenshot from Jason Dy on YouTube

The '2gether: The series' finale just aired and the fans have a lot of feelings

May 16, 2020 - 12:16 AM

The Thai BL show comes to an end

2GETHER. The love story of Tine and Sarawat comes to an end. Screenshot from GMMTV

SarawaTine helped keep myself '2gether' during the lockdown

May 15, 2020 - 7:30 PM

One gay man writes about what the hit Thai BL show meant to him during the pandemic

SARAWATINE. '2gether: The series' tells the story of two students who fake a romantic relationship only to fall in love for real. Screenshot from GMMTV

For Bright and Win of '2gether: The series,' love has no gender

May 08, 2020 - 9:27 PM

The hit Thai show airs every Friday on GMMTV's YouTube channel

BRIGHTWIN. Thai actors Bright and Win appear in an episode of the hit BL show '2gether: The series.' Screenshot from

Why the Thai BL show '2gether: The Series' works

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

It's more than just the kilig

2GETHER: THE SERIES. The Thai BL show captures the hearts of Filipino viewers. Screenshot from

Dave Chappelle to bring comedy show to Manila in January 2020

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle heads to Manila for the first time for a two-night show in Solaire in January 2020

Stand-up scientists use comedy to reach beyond the ivory tower

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Several scientist-comedians from across the US believe that laughter can be a powerful tool for communicating complex concepts

COMEDY. Kasha Patel, a chemist and science writer for NASA, performs her stand-up comedy act at State College, Pennsylvania on October 26, 2019. Photo by Issam Ahmed/AFP

'Easy A’ spinoff sequel in the works

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:11 PM

It's been almost a decade since the premiere of Emma Stone's hit teen comedy!

It may be funny, but PETA's 'Charot!' does not take charter change lightly

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The theater company's upcoming play is a clever, thoughtful discussion on federalism and voting

SERIOUS COMEDY. The team behind PETA's upcoming play says 'Charot!'. The comedy-musical is a discourse on federalism, written for a younger audience. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Hong Kong art show cancelled after 'threats by China'

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:57 PM

'We are sorry to announce that the exhibition 'Gongle' by Chinese artist Badiucao has been cancelled out of safety concerns,' says the news website Hong Kong Free Press, one of the event organizers

’To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is one of Netflix’s most-watched original movies

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Are Noah Centineo fans even surprised?

New theater comedy dramatizes Brexit break-ups

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The play is sparked by what the Brexit-backing writers feel is a social outcasting of Leave voters by more vocal, self-righteous Remainers – particularly in the fervently pro-EU London artsy circles

DRAMA. An undated handout picture released by the Union Theatre on October 5, 2018 shows actors during a rehearsal for the play 'People Like Us' by columnist Julie Burchill and novelist Jane Robins. Photo by Paul Nicholas Dyke/UNION THEATRE/AFP

'Crazy Rich Asians' had the biggest opening for a foreign rom-com in PH

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The movie's opening shatters two box office records in the Philippines

BREAKING RECORDS. 'Crazy Rich Asians' continues to make waves worldwide, particularly in the Philippines. Still courtesy of Warner Bros Philippines

WATCH: Repertory Philippines' 'Comedy of Tenors' cast gets candid

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Jeremy Domingo, Issa Litton, and Noel Rayos talk about Paris, the play, and each other

DIVAS. In 'A Comedy of Tenors,' Issa Litton plays the hot-blooded wife of a superstar tenor, while Jeremy Domingo plays an ambitious concert producer. Photo courtesy of Repertory Philippines

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao to appear in Korean show 'Infinite Challenge'

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The world boxing champ and Philippine senator is set to appear with Ryan Bang in the pre-New Year episode

Sid Lucero wins Best Actor at LA Comedy Fest

May 25, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Sid wins for his role in Toto

The idiot's guide to Philippine elections

May 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Bato bato sa langit ang tamaan huwag magalit

Komedi Indonesia yang sarat testosteron

Apr 25, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Keresahan seorang penggemar standup comedy terungkapkan melalui sepotong tulisan

KOMEDIAN. Juara 3 Stand Up Comedy Indonesia Kompas TV musim 2 Kemal Palevi dihujat lantaran videonya yang dianggap melecehkan. Foto dari Instagram/@kemalpalevi

Umberto Eco's last book to be released Friday

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:02 AM

Pape Satan Aleppe Chronicles of a Liquid Society is set be released on February 26

Saksikan: Yang spesial bagi Ernest Prakasa di Imlek 2016

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Wawancara eksklusif Rappler bersama komika Ernest Prakasa seputar Imlek dan proyek proyek terbarunya tahun ini

SHORT FILM: We Need To Break Up

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Niece teaches aunt how to break up with boyfriend

Cult satirist Jon Stewart retires from 'Daily Show'

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:55 PM

Jon presents his final episode on Thursday August 6

SHORT FILM: He's A Dog In My House

Aug 02, 2015 - 3:00 PM

They say all men are dogs It might just be true in this case

SHORT FILM: Skateboard Old Guy

Jul 04, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Here s some slapstick Japanese comedy to tickle your funny bone

SHORT FILM: After Class

Jun 27, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Two princesses learn a lesson on being in control of their lives

Kat Evasco: The woman who will make you laugh – and cry

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Meet Kat Evasco at NextDayBetter San Francisco Saturday June 20th 2015

'Thank you and goodnight': US TV legend David Letterman signs out

May 21, 2015 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED The last ever Late Show with David Letterman brings to an end an American cultural institution that has been watched by millions and an extraordinary career that has inspired a generation of comedians

FINAL BOW. In this file photo, David Letterman speaks onstage at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP

New 'Daily Show' host in storm over 'racist, sexist' jokes

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:34 AM

A firestorm of controversy raged around Trevor Noah s appointment after the emergence of a series of jokes made on the comic s Twitter timeline

AT THE HELM. South African comedian Trevor Noah. Image courtesy Comedy Central

Trevor Noah: From Soweto to TV stardom

Mar 31, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Want to know more about the new ‘The Daily Show’ host?

Trevor Noah (L) and Jon Stewart (R), in a photo posted by Noah on his official page on Facebook on March 30, 2015. Trevor Noah/Facebook

Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:41 AM

The 31 year old South African comedian is relatively unknown in the United States but has a big following online and in his homeland

AT THE HELM. South African comedian Trevor Noah. Image courtesy Comedy Central

Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Feb 11, 2015 - 8:26 AM

UPDATED Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year Comedy Central says in a statement

In this file photo, US political satirist, writer, producer and director Jon Stewart arrives for the premiere of 'Rosewater' at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, in London, Britain, 12 October 2014. Andrew Cowie/EPA

Dolphy and COPD: Remembering his legacy

Feb 08, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Brothers Eric and Epy Quizon share their memories of their father and his journey with COPD

Magners International Stand-up competition for comedians

Jan 22, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Get the chance to represent the Philippines in an international comedy competition

[MMFF 2014] ‘English Only, Please’ Review: Language of love

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:55 PM

While the film boasts a number of innovative ideas it’s still weighed down by an obedient adherence to mainstream formula writes Zig Marasigan

LOVE TEAM. Derek and Jennylyn shine as hurting lovers in 'English Only, Please.' All photos courtesy of Quantum Films

Komedian Ernest Prakasa: Ahok tak bisa jadi presiden

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Not in a hundred years bisa ada orang Tionghoa jadi presiden di sini kata Ernest yang juga keturunan Tionghoa

Komedian Ernest Prakasa mengaku bukan analis politik, tapi prakiraannya tepat saat bilang Ahok akan menjadi Gubernur DKI Jakarta. Foto oleh Ernest Prakasa/Instagram

Catch Rex Navarrete live this November

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Time for belly laughs this November

Laughing matter: 'Patch Adams' brings humor therapy

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:48 AM

My job is to love and be affectionate to help those who are suffering Spirituality cures says 69 year old Hunter Adams

HUMOR THERAPY. Wearing a big red clown nose, US Dr Hunter "Patch" Adams practiced his "laughter therapy" with the children of of Garrahan Hospital and promoted humor and love as the best medicine. The doctor became famous after his life was told in a Hollywood movie starring Robin Williams. File photo by EFE/Carlos Duran Araujo/EPA

Pinoy wins US comedy video contest

Mar 06, 2014 - 11:06 PM

Cruz has won a trip to New York for a meet and greet with executives from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

JUNJUN. Nathaniel Cruz's winning video shows how social media has become a part of the Pinoy life. Screengrab from YouTube (America Meet World)

'Anchorman 2' is back... with 753 new jokes

Feb 23, 2014 - 10:02 AM

The comedy gets a brand new facelift and goes on general release for one week only

IT'S BACK. Same movie, 753 different jokes. Screen Grab from the film's Facebook

Webhits: Dumb Starbucks

Feb 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Dumb Starbucks was fun while it lasted Check out this tour of the mockery of the successful coffee shop chain

Gordon-Levitt and Rogen team up again for holiday movie

Feb 11, 2014 - 5:40 PM

They re back The duo critics loved in 50 50 will be working on an upcoming holiday project

'Bio-eulogies' to Tado

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:30 AM

According to Tado the book published in 2012 was a preview a pre burol pre interment a trailer of his life

Tado: 'Insanely absurd, downright brilliant'

Feb 08, 2014 - 5:09 PM

He is our modern hero We honor him by treading the same path so that the nobility of his life will live on

Playing this week: Paranormal activity, Padilla action, more

Jan 29, 2014 - 2:10 PM

This week in cinemas: That Awkward Moment Snowpiercer Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Sa Ngalan ng Ama Ina at mga Anak

Graphic by Mara Mercado

‘Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy’: A hilariously absurd party of four

Jan 05, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy provides its own brand of slap in the face absurdity – a passionate attempt to amuse and delight

FAMILY COMEDY. Vice Ganda's 4 roles create nothing short of a Filipino-styled Eddie Murphy comedy. Photo from the film's Facebook

7 hilarious Christmas parodies on Youtube

Dec 23, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Tis is the season to be merry with a little help from Youtube

Rex Navarrete: The art of telling a joke

Dec 21, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Rex Navarrete opens up on his craft and the steps needed to get to the punchline

'Call Center Girl:' Graver than the graveyard shift

Dec 01, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Bereft of any real substance it aspires for nothing else but shallow giggles – the cheap and horrible kind of entertainment

POKWANG. The curiously charismatic comedienne has turned the hapless mother into a circus act. Screen grab from the trailer

‘Status: It’s Complicated:' A Joke Worth Repeating

Nov 07, 2013 - 3:29 PM

The blood of this film is bright colored spectacle its premise perfect for modern day commercial cinema

'STATUS: IT'S COMPLICATED'. A story that’s equal parts screw ball and barkada comedy. Photo from the film's Facebook