Bayani Agbayani to join 'Showtime'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 23 2015 12:36 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2016 04:28 PM

MANILA -- Comedian Bayani Agbayani is set to return as a host on an ABS-CBN noontime show more than 10 years after his successful stint as a co-host on "Magandang Tanghali Bayan."

On Tuesday, Agbayani announced that he will be hosting the segment "Funny One," which will debut on Saturday, June 27, on "It's Showtime."

"Magiging bahagi siya ng 'Showtime' at kasama ko ang lahat ng host ng 'Showtime,'" Bayani said in an interview on "Umagang Kay Ganda."

"Ito po ang reality search ng male comedian ng ABS-CBN. Kasi naisip ng ABS-CBN na it's about time na magkaroon ng susunod sa yapak nila Dolphy, Panchito at Palito," he explained.

Agbayani admitted that he became emotional when he was told that would host the segment.

"Naiyak ako, niyakap ko ang asawa at mga anak ko. Sabi ko talagang napakabait ng Diyos dahil kapag wala kang trabaho eh binibigyan ka. Maraming, maraming salamat sa lahat ng boss ng ABS-CBN. Thank you po at binuksan niyo na naman ang pinto para sa akin. Maraming salamat po," he said.