(SPOT.ph) You may have heard of Jason Magbanua, but what about Gerson Magbanua?
Enter: SOLID OK.
SOLID OK is a new comedy channel that’s been releasing short online videos or “sketches” centered on Philippine humor since they launched their Facebook page on September 30. The page now has eight video clips, all of which have gone viral. One of their most shared sketches, entitled “Aksyon SDE,” parodies the recent trend of documenting weddings through same-day-edit videos—even if it means paying high-priced videographers like Jason Magbanua. It has the works: A popular love song as background music, the exchange of vows as voiceover, zoom-in shots of the couple's wedding clothes, and even that tingin-sa-malayo pose. But instead of the acclaimed wedding filmmaker, SOLID OK has the fictional Gerson Magbanua. As of writing, “Aksyon SDE” has almost 400,000 views and more than 4,000 shares.
It may not be as big as Jollibee’s hugot-inspiring ads, as extravagant as McDonald’s holiday tearjerkers, or as viral as “Ganda Ka” (or at least, not yet), but SOLID OK tries its best to make people laugh. And it does so successfully just months after its first clip.
Ryan Puno, SOLID OK’s founder and director, recently talked to SPOT.ph about—as their Facebook page candidly summarizes—“this funny Filipino comedy channel thing.”
"I love the expression 'Sobrang K lang!' [among Filipinos.] It makes me laugh every time and I just wanted to capture that spirit in English because I'd love for SOLID OK to appeal to non-Filipinos," the comedian starts about the channel's name. According to him, the expression "is so clearly defined in the middle. No overpromise. No extravagance."