From having an all-girl cast to a full barkada, ABS-CBN’s weekend comedy show “Banana Sundae” has been serving tasteful gags and delightful laughter just the way Filipino audiences want it for eight years now.
When asked what’s the secret behind the show’s success, John Prats said “I think it is because we are really good friends in real life. We are a real barkada off cam so every taping it’s just like meeting up with friends and just having a good time.”
Pokwang further expounded and shared, “we really watch out for each other and are concerned for each other’s welfare and well-being.”
Meanwhile, Jessy Mendiola, who is one of the recent addition to the “Banana Sundae” family recounted how she felt the warmth of true friendship in her first few weeks with the show.
“At first I was having a hard time doing comedy but they were all very helpful. They guided me and made me feel very welcome. We really treat each other as a family,” she shared.
To thank avid fans for their solid support, the “Banana Sundae” barkada will stage an anniversary show at the Kia Theater this Thursday (Nov 17).
Watch as cast members Angelica Panganiban, John Prats, Pokwang, Pooh, Jayson Gainza, JC De Vera, Jessy Mendiola, Ryan Bang, Jobert Austria, Sunshine Garcia, Aiko Climaco and Badjie Mortiz form groups and give explosive numbers alongside surprise guests they personally picked out.
“Banana Sundae” is a consistent top-rater on weekends and a trending topic on social media with hit segments such as Hugot and Baby Luv and various spoofs of current national events. It is directed by Bobot Mortiz with segment director Jem Reyes, executive producer Rocky Ubana, creative manager Willy Cuevas, and headwriter Ricky Victoria under the business unit led by Reily Santiago.
Don’t miss the two-part airing of “Banana Sund8: The 8th Anniversary Special” this Nov 20 and 27, after “ASAP” on ABS-CBN.