“Summer Pinas-Saya” brought the house down bringing a type of comedy that not only makes the audience laugh but provides a platform to raise awareness about the freedom for self-expression and acceptance for members of LGBTQ community.
This is the second time the dynamic duo staged a show in Winnipeg as part of their cross Canada tour for this year. Winnipeg’s show is the initial offering of Z Productions.
The two impressed the crowd with their powerful singing vocals aside from their spontaneous bantering that made the audience had their loudest belly laugh.
Some audience members were asked to join the duo on stage and some even became subject of their jokes such as Member of Parliament Kevin Lamoreux and Mayoralty Candidate Umar Hayat.
Donita Nose blushed as she apologized to Lamoreux upon learning he is like a congressman in Canada. “Sorry Sir if I made fun of you. Please don’t deport me!.”
Super Tekla said a gay President will solve the insurgency problem of the Philippines. “If he drop some gays in the mountain with eight of them for every one rebel, this bandits will surely run and go down the mountain in a flash.”
Super Tekla said she loves making overseas Filipino workers happy and shared that she will soon appear in a movie with Jennelyn Mercado.
John Z, who is also the line producer of the show, acted as emcee of the evening with impromptu sidekick co-emcee Aldous de Guzman. He was also one of the front act performers. A raffle draw was made to make the crowd busy while waiting for the performers.
Local singers Jamez Cruzat and Jhoanna San Jose did amazing performance and wowed the crowd. James has been known to grace many community events as guest singer and has made his own followings.
Jhoanna, a new immigrant, on the other hand, is a revelation.
One of the higlights of the evening was Donita Nose’ duet with Jhoanna as they did their breathtaking version of “Chandelier”.
Donita Nose or Rodel Soriano in real life is best known as a transwoman comedian in comedy bars like Punch Line and Klownz. She got her name from actress and MT VJ Donita Rose whom she impersonates.
Romeo Librada in real life, Super Tekla also started in comedy bars after riding a boat from home province North Cotabato. He is now under GMA Kapuso Network and appears in his first full-length teleserye Inday Will Always Love You.
The duo became household name when they became co-hosts of Willie Revillame in his show for a time.
Summer-Pinas Saya was made possible by the support of advertisers and volunteers. CKJS is a media partner.
Despite lapse in starting the show later than expected, much of the audience said they had the best of time especially the VIP ticket holders who got the chance to meet-and-greet with the two celebrity darlings.
Summer Pinas-Saya is one entertaning event for the book that will leave beautiful memories of this summer that tells us that we all need a good laugh and to not take life seriously.
“Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being.” (Stella and Blake).
( Credit to to 204 Live Music and Pinoy Photographers of Winnipeg; Photos by Jhayzon Paredes, Josel Catindoy, Robert Mayuga, John Michael, JP Sumbillo and Henry Balanial).