Nuts Entertainment

Nuts Entertainment is a Philippine television sketch comedy show broadcast by GMA Network. Starring Joey De Leon, Janno Gibbs and Anjo Yllana, it premiered on April 30, 2003 on the network's KiliTV line up. The show concluded on December 27, 2008 with a total of 608 episodes. It was replaced by Kapuso Movie Festival in its timeslot.

Nuts Entertainment
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Also known asNuts Entertainment It's Playtime
GenreSketch comedy
Presented by
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes608
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseApril 30, 2003 (2003-04-30) 
December 27, 2008 (2008-12-27)

The show was very popular for its unscripted, spontaneous and off-the-wall party games between two teams of cast members with celebrity guests and audience participants. The party games proved so popular that the sketch comedies were completely dropped to give more time to them. The games have even evolved from being just played in the studio to popular tourist resorts around the country and done in a sort of Amazing Race fashion. Other popular segments of the show were Balakubak: Balita At Kuwentong Bakla, a no-holds-barred celebrity hotseat interview portion, and Jak en Poy, a pie-throwing and water balloon battle between two teams of ordinary citizens led by Cookie and Belli based on the outcome of the game of Rock Paper Scissors.

In December 2008, the show had a Christmas holiday drama special called "Nut's Entertainment Holiday Drama Special", with included the Nuts casts for their acting and dramatic skills instead of comedy laughs. The episode was the last to be aired.


Joey de Leon
Iwa Moto
Repertory cast members
Featured cast members
  • Mike "Pekto" Nacua (Cookie) (2003–2008) was discovered by Joey De Leon. Nacua was a former segment host of a defunct ABC-5 (now TV5) Gag Show, Wow Mali later Wow Maling Mali.
  • John Feir (Belly Flory) (2004–2008, also the show's associate producer) was winner of the show's beauty pageant segment "30 Gays".
  • Iwa Moto (2006–2008) was a First Princess (runner-up) in the reality contest StarStruck Season 3. Joey De Leon, one of the judges of StarStruck, took her under his wing as a comedy protégée.
  • Alfred Vargas (2007–2008)
  • Ehra Madrigal (2007–2008)
  • Keempee de Leon (2008)
  • Ariel Villasanta (2008)
  • Maverick Relova (2008)
Uncredited regular cast
  • Baba Gee
  • Peejay
Former cast


  • Jak en Poy
  • Balakubak: Balita at Kuwentong Bakla
  • Kaso de Bola
  • Asar Talo
  • 30 Gays
  • L.B.M. (Lusob Bahay Mo)
  • I Write the Songs
  • Korteng Mani
  • Here, Dare and Everywhere
  • Manibela / Manobela
  • Pu-Tetris Ka!
  • Pares Pares
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