Michael V does not need words to express himself —- a quick distortion of his facial muscles or an unusual body movement changes his persona completely. He is humor personified.
How does the comedian cultivate his chameleon-like abilities?
“By being with my kid. Children are the best critics. Madali silang patawanin — they know what’s funny or not, especially when I’m imitating voices.”
Since he assumes different characters in “Bubble Gang,” and is the resident funny man in “Pepito Manoloto,” Michael V has mastered the art of being a Jack-of-all-trades.”
Doesn’t his kid get alarmed with his quick personality changes. “Hindi naman. I just tell my kid, it’s just a mask and part of my job.”
He shares that he got his name from his musical idols: Michael Jackson and Gary Valenciano. He’s also a fan of the late Dolphy, Tito, Vic and Joey, the Bad Bananas and Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean
For him every episode of “Bubble Gang” is his favorite. He explains,”There’s something na mamahalin sa bawat episode. It’s also a blessing to know your audience. Basta makahanap ka lang ng nakakatawa sa kahit na anong bagay.”
He is direct and candid and wants to play the industry’s King of Comedy someday. “I’d love to play Dolphy pero maraming magagaling na comedians na puwede ko ding gayahin. Janno Gibb is a good comedian. The problem lang sa kanya is his love for his music — he would rather sing than do comedy.”
What makes him tick is that he knows the pulse of his audience and makes full use of this knowledge in his shows: “Bubble Gang” and “Pepito Manaloto.” Thus, he truly enjoys his own brand of comedy!