Dolphy: "Making people laugh is fun talaga."

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King of Comedy Dolphy celebrated his 8oth birthday last July 23 (his actual birthday is July 25) at the NBC Tent. The event was also the launching of his autoboigraphical book, Dolphy, Hindi Ko Narating Ito Nang Mag-isa.


Raymond Gutierrez got the highlight of his Showbiz Central career by interviewingnone other than Dolphy himself during the King of Comedy's birthday party andbook launching last July 23 at the NBC Tent.

Raymond asked, "Tito Dolphy, how do you feel na all your closestfriends and family are here tonight for this very special event?"

"Well, nakakataba ng puso, e," Dolphy answered."Overwhelming talaga. So many surprises sa akin ngayon kaya tuwang-tuwa ako."

Raymond asked about Dolphy's book.

"Yung libro ko, e, autobiography ko," Dolphy revealed. "YungHindi Ko Narating Ito Nang Mag-isa.Sabi ni Eric [Quizon, his son], na siguro it's about time na magkaroon na akong libro while I'm around."

At his age, Dolphy still looks young and lively. His well-being, of course, greatly depends on his being a happy man. What is hissecret?

"Palagay ko, it's my job," Dolphy said. "Kapag nasa linya ngcomedy, wala akong iniisip kung hindi katatawanan at puro comedy ginagawa ko,and making people laugh is fun talaga. It's better sa buhay mo."

It's been a while since Vic Sotto and Dolphy wrapped up theshooting for their first film together, DobolTrobol. What has it been like for Dolphy acting alongside Vic?

"Masaya kami," Dolphy reminisced. "Hindi ko nga naramdamanna tapos na yung pelikula, e. Wala kami ginawa doon kundi bumingisngis.Bungisngis lang nang bungisngis. During shooting, after shooting, duringeating. Tawanan lang. ‘Tapos na ba?' Parang ganoon, e."

A former Overseas Filipino Worker himself, Dolphy related the purposes of hisfoundation that is dedicated to helping OFWs and the education of their children.

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"Well, it's about helping people. Not only in theindustry but yung kapwa mo din na Pilipino, mga kapus-palad, 'ika nga. Sabi konga, ginagantihan naman ako ng Maykapal ng doble. Sabi ko nga, kung hindi kogagawin ito, mas mayaman ako, pero di bale ‘kako, mayaman naman ako [sa puso]ng kapwa tao ko."


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