“I think of myself as a comedian who has the pleasure of writing jokes about things that I actually care about. And that’s really it. You know, if I really wanted to enact social change… I have great respect for people who are in the front lines and the trenches of trying to enact social change. I am far lazier than that.”
The Professional Heckler is Loi Reyes Landicho, a Batangas-born humor blogger from Makati City.
The Professional Heckler has been recognized four times in a row by the Philippine Blog Awards:
2008: Best Blog in the Entertainment Category
2009: Best Blog in the Humor Category
2010: Best Blog in the Humor Category
2010: Top 3 Posts of the Year for “Exclusive: GMA Breaks Her Silence”
2011: Best Blog in the Humor Category
In August 2011, he won in the first ever Globe Tatt Awards bagging the WordSlayer plum. In June 2013, the Globe Tatt Awards named him Blogger Phenom of the Year (the name of the award makes me cringe though.)
A number of his blog posts were included in the political humor book “Hello Garci, Hello Maa’m: Political Humor in the Cellphone Age” published by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) in 2005.
“The Professional Heckler” was also included in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s list of 25 Blogs You Should Read.
“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.” – Attributed to Henry Cate VII
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