Dad’s the word

EPI QUIZON, one of the 18 children of Comedy King Dolphy, says he felt very honoured watching the all-star tribute to his father mounted by ABS-CBN recently.

By Aprylle Liabres

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Published: Mon 11 Aug 2008, 8:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:50 PM

The two-hour TV special, Dolphy at 80, was only one of several tributes the network prepared to honour the King of Comedy on his birthday. Dolphy has been a loyal Kapamilya since his Home Along da Riles days. ABS-CBN’s theatre, formerly called Studio One, was renamed the Dolphy Theatre. The last of the birthday surprises was the launch of Dolphy’s biography, titled Hindi Ko Narating Ito Mag-Isa.

“This has been a great year for him,” says Epi, who has a featured role in Dyosa. “ABS-CBN has been a great host, and they really made my dad super-happy on his birthday.” City Times asked Epi if he ever felt pressured to live up to his father’s achievements. “How do you live up to a Dolphy? You don’t,” he says.

Before we can even react to that statement, Epi goes on to explain himself by saying that with all that his father has done, it would be hard for anyone to live up to that. “Those are very big shoes to fill. I don’t think there will ever be another Dolphy.”

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