When reality gets too bleak, comedy becomes the go-to medicine of Filipinos. Throughout over a year of quarantine, we saw a lot of non-celebrity comedians dominate the suggested videos in our news feed. Even without celebrity status, they quickly captured our attention and made us click “subscribe”. And as we go deeper into this pandemic, so has their portfolio of hilarious videos that make our quarantine more bearable and a little less depressing.
Here are some non-celebrity vloggers you should definitely check out.
Christian Antolin is so well-versed in giving comical takes on sensitive and even political issues such as lugaw being questioned as an essential good and that one woman who took home all the eggs in the community pantry. Even though people are divided with their opinion on such matters, you just can’t hate Antolin cause he’s just so dang funny.
Sassa Gurl is that content creator whose signature look is the cheek-to-cheek blush on their face. Sassa Gurl’s content is relatable to ordinary Filipinos, and though a lot of her content’s lighthearted and fun, she’s not afraid to tackle controversial topics as well.
Aling Nena is the most accurate representation of your Filipina kapitbahay. She brings you into the world of gossipy Filipina housewives. It’s nowhere near the posh Housewives of Beverly Hills but in Zone 314, Barangay Dagatdagatan, housewives are plenty entertaining.
Do you remember your love-hate relationship with your mom as a child? Do you remember the times she used to force you to eat vegetables or sing in front of your aunt in exchange for 20 pesos? Did you just sing for the sake of P20 or out of fear that she’d whip your butt with a broom? PapaVince Davao’s skits are all in Cebuano but even if you don’t know a word, I’m sure these scenes would take you back to the time you lost your mom’s Tupperware and got grounded for a week.
@ms.everythingvlogHahhah ayan na nmn tayo noh😂😂 anu balik naba tayo sa mga ganito?😊♬ No Lie – Miko Yanson
We’re pretty sure you know Miss Everything, who gained online popularity after her unique version of Anne Marie’s 2018 hit “2002” went viral. Since then, she’s risen to fame and has even been featured in various programs. Everything she does is just hilarious, whether it’s singing or tumbling down a hill.
With 1.9M followers on Facebook and 3.94M subscribers on YouTube, Junnie Boy has truly captured what kind of content works for Gen Y and Gen Z Filipinos. Starting out as a gamer who’d just posted screen recordings of his online game tournaments together with Team Payaman colleagues like Cong TV, Junnie Boy carved his own channel. His videos can reach up to 3-hour long but his comical remarks make the gaming experience more fun. He also posts random videos, like this one where he’s vaping to cover the entire QC with clouds.
Prince and Praise
Ok, these guys aren’t really Pinoy, but they’re now Pinoy by heart! The fact that these Albay-based twins from Nigeria could make their followers laugh while speaking in Tagalog means that even as foreigners, they have already captured what Filipino humor is. Sometimes, even if you don’t understand what they’re doing, you’ll just laugh at the way they speak Tagalog words and how they portray themselves as hilaw na Pinoy.
Who are some funny content creators you think we should feature? Tell us about them in the comments!