Comedy Cartel, the true pioneers in point-of-view stand-up comedy in the Philippines produced another quality comedy show last night as they held the 8th Leg of the Laugh and Stack Open Mic showdown.
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Flaming Pork Belly Hamonado, hamonado, baked to it’s perfection placed in a bed of mashed potato and some veggies. I’m not really a fan of sweet meat but if you guys are…this could be a bang for your buck. It’s perfectly plated and it adds excitement when you see your food served at your table with flame.
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Chorizig. One of Relik’s most popular dishes. I’ve tried this before and this is really, REALLY good. Who doesn’t love chorizo and sisig?
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I ordered some beer and Relik Spicy Beef barbeque (photo not available) as a token of appreciation for the bloggers whom I invited and showed up despite the short notice.
Comedy Cartel aims to develop fresh stand-up comics by giving them a room/venue with a real audience to practice their materials and hone their comedic skills. At the same time the genius behind the show(Patrick Cruz) spiced it up by turning it into an open mic competition with a cash prize for the champion.
All comics are being coached by veteran comedians right after their sets, and are also undergoing workshops to assure 100% improvement.
The open mic competition will run till the end of the year. They are already on their 8th leg. The audience, professional comedians and the open micers gets to vote who’s gonna be in the top 5 for each leg. The top 15 comics will qualify to hit the stage for the finals in December.
Comedy Cartel is known for producing good comedians like Alex Calleja (who was discovered by Tim Tayag and now writing for a Comedy show at ABS-CBN) and GB Labrador, one of the founders of Comedy Manila. Other talents of Comedy Manila like Victor Anastacio, Red Ollero, Ryan Rems, Ryan Puno, James Caraan and Jeps Gallon also started with Comedy Cartel and are now reaping the fruits of their hard work.
Here are the Top 5 for Laugh and Stack’s 8th Leg.
1. Walter Mark “Nonong” Ballinan.
2. Haresh Daswani
|3 time winner|
3. Justin Harmon
|first time open-micer|
4. Rene Cruz
|consistent member of the Top 5 comics|
5. Juan Miguel Alejandrino
|2 time winner|
The Open Mic showdown started and ended well with closing performances by professional comedians, Uli Oposa and Mike Unson.