Ang mga komedyante ngayon ay mga natuturingang mga superstar na rin. Tingnan ninyo si Ai-Ai at si Eugene Domingo.
Noon ang mga komedyante ay mga second lead lang except si Nida Blanca na hindi naman talaga komedyante pero gumaganap sa mga nakakatawang pelikula at sitcom.
Sino ang mga sikat na komedyante noon?
Patsy Mateo of Tawag ng Tanghalan fame. Lopito. Patsy Patsosay was always a hit when she starts blabbering in Kapamampangan.
Together with Lopito, his screen and TV partner, they hosted Tawag ng Tanghalan, a singing contest which produced the great singers such as Nora Aunor, Edgar Mortiz, Diomedes Maturan, Pepe Pimentel, Cenon Lagman and Eddie Peregrina.
Sylvia la Torre
|from L to R. Sylvia la Torre, Eddie San Jose, Bentot, Rosa Aguirre, Unknown, Pugo|
Sylvia also gained great success on radio, where she immortalized the character, ‘Ibyang’ in the radio comedy Edong Mapangarap. It was so successful it spawned the hit Sebya series, including Sebya, Mahal Kita and Nukso ng Nukso. Since then, Sylvia has also been called ‘Ibyang’ in showbiz.
Amparo Custodio (1922–199?), better known as Chichay, is a Filipino comedian and a contract star of Sampaguita Pictures where she made almost 2 decades.
The late Chichay banked on her toothless grin for laughs.
Her partner in duo comedy is Tolindoy.
Her first starring role is "Gorio & Tekla" teamed up with Tolindoy in 1953.
She started doing movie after World War II and named Chichay because of her comic personality.
From vaudeville, she did comedies in films but became a big name on TV in The Nida-Nestor Show and other comedy programs. She was also Mrs. Milyonarya.
Aruray was a popular comedienne whose role was always a maid or a confidant of the
leading actress. She appeared mostly in Sampaguita Pictures together with another popular comedienne, Chichay.
Demetria "Metring" David (June 20, 1920(?) – October 7, 2010) was a Filipino comedienne, famous for her "big feet" as she was called by her colleagues.
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Matimtiman Cruz was a Filipina actress under the now defunct Sampaguita Pictures, who later became a comedian. If the present showbiz world in the Philippines has Ai-Ai delas Alas and Pokwang, Matimtiman Cruz was among the favorite and highly paid comedians in the country in the early fifties. She probably ranked second only to the comedy team of Chichayand Aruray. Comedy in the movies and radio was a hit after World War II as the country was yet reeling off from the massive devastation of the war. Matimtiman often portrayed the role of an erratic housemaid who was easily frightened and uttered funny inanities at the slightest provocation.