Comedy Cartel @VU’s Bar, Marco Polo Ortigas

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“Comic Mondays” was the new theme that Comedy Cartel has launched beginning of September at Marco Polo Hotel’s VU’s Sky Lounge. This October, after the success of their first month, their show will be running again for another month.

Last October 5, 2015 TBDC has invited us to watch the performance of Comedy Cartel at VU’s Sky Lounge. I’m quite surprised that they are performing on a different venue since I’ve been following their performance at the Tiara Oriental Hotel in Makati (but I’ve always known they’re performing on different venues and events so why would I be surprised? Ironic, yeah?). Nonetheless, they never ceased to amaze me with their performance.

The host for the Night was no other than Renee Cruz. The genius writer behind Bubble Gang of GMA.


The line-up of the performance was pretty great. The first performer was Ms. Michelle Defensor. From the last time I’ve heard her on stage, she keeps on improving and I really like her outline of jokes. Of course it still tackled on her #sosyalproblems and #politicalhumor especially as her first-hand experience as a member of a political family.


Sherwin Cunanan was the next performer and I must say, I’ve seen him perform through all their shows that I’ve come to watch. I like his joke about why actors have to change some of their names for their screen names. He focused on Michael Bublé. Of Course for the obvious reason that it’s kind of weird as his name Michael Bu(b)ble would sound so awkward  especially that his forte was classical music, Jazz, Sax and chill for the ears. This was our take away for the night though, and he got me laughing really hard on the word “Googlé” (goo-glay).


There’s Tim Tayag. The last performer of the evening. He’s one of the best performers of the group Comedy Cartel, of course their all the best there is. Right? We were told that the group was always rotating performers, always having different sets of performers on their shows. True enough that they always had something new, something different for us to watch out for on their shows.

As what Comedy Cartel always says, that the point-of-view comedy always concerns the true self-consciousness and experience of the comedian and its connection to the audience. That’s what makes it really effective.

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JAB House of Zen; Not Your Ordinary Spa (Media Launch) With a Special Performance of Comedy Cartel

A media launch of JAB House of Zen was held evening of last September 25, 2015 at Tiara Oriental Hotel. The Program started with very intelligent and witty performances of Comedy Cartel together with Doc Bong Ramirez. It was his second stand-up comedy performance with Comedy Cartel and I must say, he’s a natural, improving his skills in every performance.

Since the 1st time I watched Comedy Cartel perform on stage at Tiara Oriental Hotel, that day, there were two unfamiliar performers. One of the performers was actually the youngest of the group, Joseph Montecillo, a 19-year old college student from UP Diliman QC. He was good and there’s really stage presence. He was rightful in his own jokes and situational comedy, making the most out of his experiences and converting it into intelligent jokes.


The other performer was Ruther Urquia, a Pilipinas Got Talent runner-up. His performance was really good and I liked the part where he gave us pieces of advice for Relationship 101. Well it was mostly targeted to male audience but nonetheless, the women can relate to it and we were able to pull out some learning from the witty segment. His line that struck me the most was “God did not make the women to be understood, He made them to be loved.” This is really true because, women are really hard to understand and are very complicated  especially when we have our mood swings.


What surprised me that night was that he had brought a visitor with him onstage. He is a ventriloquist, a performer wit a puppet. He introduced the puppet to us as Lolo Teddy, aka Theodoro. I personally call him lolo Theo. The performance was beyond words. You won’t even notice that Ruther was the one talking. I was then inspired watching a live ventriloquism performance. He was said to be a marriage counselor. He gave advice to the public about marriage, of course in a witty joke, and shared to us his experience as a married man and as servicemen of the church.

Take away of the evening: “God bless you ka!” Instead of cursing or saying something bad, at least, you bless a person. Well, that’s the idea of it. Ha-ha!


During the performance, we had pica pica food for dinner. Tasted different wines, cocktails and the guyabano juice courtesy of House of Zen. I especially liked the Cranberry Vodka and the nachos.


At the end of the show, House of Zen founder Doc Bong Ramirez, in behalf of his business partners, Ms. Joy Jasmin and Angelo Almonte, introduced House of Zen, their products and services. We were each given a soap in a fancy packaging, either a cleansing or a whitening soap to try out.

Then eventually Doc Bong himself gave all the bloggers a sample on how alternative medicine works. He shared to us that he studied medicine and eventually turned to alternative medicine. We all experienced first hand the throat therapy. It was really effective and only takes 10 seconds for the procedure to take place.

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