Richard Yap showcases comedic side on ‘Pepito Manaloto’ this Saturday

Published January 28, 2021, 1:52 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Richard Yap and Jessa Zaragoza

This Saturday (January 30), witness a different side of Kapuso actor Richard Yap as he tries his hand at comedy in the all-new episode of the award-winning sitcom ‘Pepito Manaloto.’

Richard has previously revealed that he is eager to work with multi-talented comedian Michael V. during his transfer to GMA Network last December 2020.

In an interview with 24 Oras, Richard shares that he and Michael V. have actually known each other prior to his guesting on Pepito Manaloto. For this very reason, Richard adds that he is beyond delighted to have been invited to grace the well-loved Kapuso sitcom albeit not being in the same scene with Michael V.

“Sa taping ng Pepito Manaloto, hindi kami magka-eksena. Sayang na hindi kami nagkita but hopefully, I will be able to guest in his other shows and magsama na kami sa isang scene,” he said.

From left: Jessa Zaragoza, Jen Rosendahl and Richard Yap

Richard also admits that, contrary to his usual stoic roles, he is a joker himself off-camera, “What people don’t know about me ay medyo ‘kenkoy’ naman ako in real life, hindi ako ganoon kaseryoso. For me, it was really fun doing comedy. Sometimes it’s also hard to be doing drama all the time.”

The episode features Richard as Mr. Zacarias, a hotel manager who seems to be having trouble keeping his hands to himself. Deedee (Jessa Zaragoza), who has a new gig at the hotel, is bothered by this and gets Berta (Jen Rosendahl) as her bodyguard. Will Deedee’s plan help Mr. Zacarias off her case?

Get a high dosage of laughter with the all-new episode of “Pepito Manaloto, Kuwento, Kuwento” this Saturday (January 30), 7PM, on GMA-7.

Viewers abroad can also watch via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit