Philippines' Longest-Running Musical Comedy Show Is Back for a Limited Run

Two more shows for the 33rd season!

(SPOT.ph) President Rodrigo Duterte's real-life encounter with a flying cockroach may seem like a scene from a comedy show—and if you're looking for similar LOL-worthy moments inspired by Philippine politics (it shouldn't be hard!) and life in the country, in general, UP SAMASKOM's Live A.I.D.S. is back for three shows due to popular demand. G na G sa 33: The Repeat is set to return to the stage on August 2 at 7 p.m. and on August 4 with 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows at the Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines – Diliman.

LIVE A.I.D.S. 33 - THE REPEAT!

It's HAHAHAppening again! Because you asked for it... MAY REPEAT, MGA BAKLAAA! Due to popular demand, UP SAMASKOM brings you Live A.I.D.S. (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng SAMASKOM): G na G sa 33 - THE REPEAT! Show schedule: August 2, 2019 (Friday, 7pm) and August 4, 2019 (Sunday, 3pm and 7pm) at the Abelardo Hall, College of Music, UP Diliman. Tickets will be on sale soon at ktx.abs-cbn.com. OFFICIAL HASHTAGS: #LIVEAIDS33 #GnaGsa33 #UPSAMASKOM Stay tuned for more updates!

Posted by UP SAMASKOM on Monday, July 8, 2019

A.I.D.S. is short for Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng SAMASKOM, which is the longest-running comedy variety show in the Philippines staged by the organization based at the state university's College of Mass Communication. It features satirical bits about the country's socio-political landscape, including impersonations of famous personalities—do the names Inday Zara, Mare Kondon, and Maria T. Resa ring a bell? The show is also famous for its witty and very on-point social commentaries, which is part of its efforts to raise awareness on what's happening in our country. Its title, Live A.I.D.S., was inspired by "Live Aid," the fundraising concert for those affected by the Ethiopian famine. 

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Live AIDS 33: G na G sa 33 was first staged from June 21 to 23 with nine shows. It is directed by Deo Divinagracia.

Live AIDS 33: G na G sa 33 is on August 2 and 4 at Abelardo Hall, College of Music, University of the Philippines - Diliman. Tickets, priced at P550, are available through KTX. For more information, follow UP SAMASKOM on Facebook.

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