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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 24, 2014

Stand Up Comic Kim Idol Prefers Appearing On Comedy Bars Than On TV

ONE OF THE funniest stand up comics in the sing-along circuit these days is Kim Idol, who’s also called Kim Dinosaur or Manok na Bata. He used to be with “Eat Bulaga” but decided to focus on his work on comedy bars. “Mahirap sa health mo, e. I work sa comedy bars from 9 PM to the wee hours of the morning, then I have to report sa ‘Eat Bulaga’ na daily rin. Kulang ako sa tulog and I had to make a decision kasi naging masasakitin ako. So nag-focus na lang ako as a regular sa Klownz and Zirkoh Comedy Bars, both owned by Allan K.”

He has regular customers who enjoy seeing him perform on stage with his wacky song numbers, comic skits and his no-holds barred spontaneous banter with members of the audience. “Passion ko talaga to make people laugh and I feel so fulfilled kapag nakikita ko silang nagtatawanan. It’s nice to know na dahil sa pagpapatawa ko, they forget their problems at nawawala yung stress nila.”

He used to work as a telemarketer before he joined showbiz. It was Andrew de Real of The Library who discovered him when he joined a gay beauty pageant in Puerto Galera. “Natawa siya sa akin and invited me to perform sa Library. Doon nagsimula ang lahat. Now, I’m being managed by Backroom and they really take good care of me.”