Bubble Gang and Pepito Manaloto are going online.
From replays, these two comedy shows on TV will become web shows on the Kapuso network's new comedy YouTube channel, YoüLOL.
The cast will now have the opportunity to interact with their fans real-time.
BUBBLE GANG STREAMING SHOW
YoüLOL is set to be launched on Friday, May 1.
The online comedy channel is one of GMA Entertainment Group's initiatives while the country is under enhanced community quarantine, which has put on hold the taping and production for entertainment programs.
On May 1, at 7:00 p.m., the cast of Bubble Gang will bring their TV gag online for the first time through the live virtual show.
Joining are Michael V., Paolo Contis, Sef Cadayona, Archie Alemania, Betong Sumaya, Valeen Montenegro, Lovely Abella, Kim Domingo, Ana Barro, and Faye Lorenzo.
A new segment called "Brgy. Bubble" will give fans the chance to suggest challenges for the Bubble Gang cast.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the longest-running comedy gag show in the Philippines owned the Friday 10:00 p.m. timeslot in GMA's programming.
PEPITO MANALOTO ONLINE SHOW
Pepito Manaloto's online show will premiere May 2.
But unlike the TV show that features situational comedy, this one for YouTube will be an interactive show for fans and cast members—Manilyn Reynes, Angel Satsumi, John Feir, Chariz Solomon, Arthur Solinap, and Michael V.
Pepito Manaloto, which tells the story of a family who won the lottery, has been on air for almost ten years now.
Its first season, which aired on a Sunday, ran from March 2010 to March 2012.
Due to insistent public demand at the time, GMA-7 decided to bring back the show in September 2012, and since then has been airing in its Saturday timeslot, making that nearly eight years now.
Apart from these online interactive shows, GMA-7's comedy channel YoüLOL will also feature Michael V's parody music videos that became popular when they aired on Bubble Gang.
YoüLOL also promises to air original content from Kapuso comedians.