Friday, April 26, 2013

Stars pay tribute to Kuya Germs' 50th year in showbiz

Local Philippine showbiz personalities gathered together to pay tribute to German "Kuya Germs" Moreno, who celebrated his 50th year in the industry last Tuesday.

On April 24, stars performed at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of the Resorts World Hotel for the "50 Years With The Master Showman."

In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Kuya Germs said he is almost teary-eyed everyday knowing how everyone prepared for this memorable event.

"Believe it or not, every day, halos teary-eyed ako dahil alam mo ang mangyayari, alam mo ang preparation. And then, 'yung mga surprises na mangyayari - para bang napi-feel ko na. Ganoon ako, e. Ito na ang kayamanan ko na ipinundar ko na napi-feel ko, yung mga minamahal ko, minamahal din ako," he said.

Kuya Germs is an inspiration to many because of his rags-to-riches story. Before he became the "Master Showman," he started as a janitor in a theater in Manila, which he never denied and never became ashamed of.

He then went on to pursue a career as a comedian of the "bodabil" (a hodgepodge of musical numbers, short-form comedy and dramatic skits, and even magic acts) stage and the post-war screen.

Kuya Germs got his biggest break in the late '70s via the noontime show "GMA Supershow." He eventually became the host and producer of variety youth-oriented show "That's Entertainment," where many stars we look up to today started.

Catch the airing of "50 Years With The Master Showman" on GMA-7 on Saturday, April 27.

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