After Dolphy, there came Vandolph and Epy, similarly comedians like their late film icon-father. The talent and comedic timing, it seems, do run in the family, going by the stage presence another Quizon from a later generation.
This time, a grandson of Dolphy, Rowell, showed that he is indeed a Quizon with his appearance as a contestant on “It’s Showtime.” After his turn to perform in “Tawag ng Tanghalan,” Rowell engaged in banter with hosts Vice Ganda and Vhong Navarro, and showcased his impersonations of famous singers, including judges Jaya and Ogie Alcasid.
Rowell, a father of two from Tondo who performs in comedy bars, also had the “madlang pipol” laughing with his take on a dance move popularized by Vice Ganda, and his impeccable imitation of his late grandfather.
Rowell is the son of the late Freddie Quizon, who was also an actor. Freddie is one of Dolphy’s children with Engracia Dominguez. The “Comedy King,” in total, had 18 children from six relationships.
Rowell, who was a semifinalist in the third season of “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2011, said he hopes to make a name for himself in show business. Unfortunately, he was unable to advance in the final round of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” on Tuesday.
Despite the setback, Rowell at least appears to have won over viewers of “It’s Showtime” with his confidence and natural chemistry with the hosts on stage.