Vic Sotto says there’s only one ‘Comedy King’

Actor Vic Sotto said no one deserves to be called ‘Comedy King’ except the late Rodolfo Vera Quizon, aka Dolphy.

This was reiterated by Sotto as he thumbs down suggestions by some sectors that he is the heir apparent to the throne vacated by Dolphy. He added that comparing them is undeserved as he still has so many things to learn to even approximate Dolphy’s achievement on stage, radio, television and movies.

Sotto said he is confident that that Dolphy will eventually be given the National Artist award albeit posthumously. The Order of National Artists recognition is given to Filipino individuals who have “made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.

In 2008 Sotto made a move with Dolphy titled “Dobol Trobol,” a film where Dolphy played a chef and Vic a hotel resident manager.

The film was a box office success grossing P44.6 million on its opening weekend. It grossed a total of P90.5 million on its entire theatrical run.

In 2010, the Aquino administration gave Dolphy the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart.