After dancing flight attendants, Cebu Pacific offers improv comedy

Posted at 12/31/11 2:34 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Following the success of its dancing flight attendants gimmick last year, local airline Cebu Pacific is offering its passengers another way to keep its passengers entertained -- improv comedy.

In a video uploaded on YouTube on Friday, Manila-based Silly People's Improv Theater (SPIT) performed before passengers of Cebu Pacific's Zamboanga-Manila flight.

A "three-headed oracle" called Madame Bienvenidos con Todo Jr. suddenly told fortunes during the flight, much to the delight of passengers and flight attendants.

"Limang numero ang kaya kong ibigay. Twenty-two, 51, 12, 1/2, .5," the three male performers spoke alternately when asked of a winning lotto combination.

"Magkakaroon ka ng syota kung magiging lalaki ka," they said when a passenger asked if he will have a girlfriend who is a flight attendant.

ABS-CBN's Gabe Mercado, who is the artistic director and founder of SPIT, served as host during the performance.

"Sila ang pinaka-accurate na manghuhula ng Pilipinas," he said, referring to the so-called three-headed oracle.

Improv comedy, a form of improvisational theater, uses audience suggestions to contribute to the content and direction of a performance. It does not involve any script or memorized dialogue.

Last year, Cebu Pacific's dancing flight attendants became a huge Internet sensation picked up by news organizations across the globe.

Carrying seat belts, life jackets and oxygen masks, young female flight attendants danced to Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls" while demonstrating safety procedures.