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澳門人加油!

繼香港、馬來西亞的棟篤笑之後,林盛斌(Bob)把今年的《BOB’s UP》搬上澳門威尼斯人劇場的舞台。表演剛巧碰上澳門經歷完風災的時期,Bob從香港帶來五個字——「澳門人加油」。兩個小時的演出,就只是期望可以和澳門人一齊打打氣、叉叉電,稍為輕鬆一晚,為棟篤笑賦予了一層新意義。

今次Bob特地於正式開場前先跳下台,加插了一段分享。他坦言今次澳門站的棟篤笑是自己內心最掙扎的一次——在開Show前的十多天當中,他與製作團隊心裡也是七上八下,究竟應否照原訂計劃演出呢? 但想深一層,這段時期的澳門人正正最需要一個放鬆的契機,所以最後決定如期演出,並以一句鏗鏘有力的「澳門人加油」為棟篤笑揭開序幕。原來Bob一直以來很盼望在澳門舉行棟篤笑。「這是由於我跟澳門建立了非常深厚的感情。首先我公司拍檔鍾楚霖是澳門人,加上在過去十年八年的時間裡,我經常出入澳門做不同類型的工作,故無論是澳門的人、物件或地方,我都存有深刻的感受。」

今次棟篤笑跟前兩站不同的地方,自然是在內容上加入了很多澳門元素,及分享了自己對澳門的感覺。他回憶起三十年前和家人去澳門旅行、第一次踏足澳門的爆笑體驗。爸媽起初由到樓下買東西演變到在賭場買「莊、閒、大、細」,Bob兩兄弟隨後更上演一幕峰迴路轉的尋親記,獲有心人幫手但卻找着假媽媽,幸最終都有驚無險,單單那次經歷就令Bob對澳門的印象非常深刻。此外,Bob是次的題材也非常貼近澳門民生,當中提及了澳門議員馮志強的吸煙有益論及打者愛也論,令澳門站觀眾捧腹大笑。

好爸爸形象深入民心的Bob,棟篤笑內容少不了談及家人,今次除了太太和三位寶貝女兒,還新加了關於家中最新成員——小兒子的話題,兒子的相片更在演出中首次曝光。Bob笑言打算把兒子打造成全澳門賭業最年輕品牌代言人,並把他名為林莊(與冧莊同音),他更打趣道歡迎賭業品牌前來洽談。Bob又請來圈中好友孫耀威和張繼聰擔任神秘嘉賓,兩位嘉賓出場分別演唱《愛的故事上集》及《今生今世》,令觀眾大為驚喜,Bob更跟孫耀威大談新婚感受,又與張繼聰互相分享湊仔經兼對襯家,場面惹笑。

對於今次澳門站演出,Bob形容感受非常深刻。「整個Talk Show使我個人的使命感增加,今次澳門的朋友很熱情,使我也收獲了莫大的滿足感。我期望這個Show可以帶給澳門人正能量,我也深信澳門會很快恢復本來的面貌。」

撰文: 鍾璐詩
相片: Chessman Macau
美術: 王曉澄

After organizing the stand-up comedies in Hong Kong and Malaysia, Bob Lam held his talk show “BOB’s UP” in the Venetian Theatre in Macau this year. As Macau had just undergone the wind disaster shortly before the talk show, Bob brought the message “Fighting Macanese!” from Hong Kong. Through the two-hour talk show, Bob aimed at bringing positive energy to the Macanese and enabling them to relax for a night. This has offered a new meaning to the show.

Right before the talk show, Bob intentionally jumped down the stage and an extra sharing section was added. Bob shared that the stand-up comedy in Macau this time was the most struggling experience he ever had. For about two weeks before the show, Bob and his production team had been struggling a lot, whether to hold the show as planned or not. But as he pondered, he thought what the Macanese needed the most during this period of time was a chance to relax and let their emotion out. Therefore, he decided to organize the talk show as planned and kicked off the show by saying “Fighting Macanese!” with his powerful voice. In fact, it’s always Bob’s dream to have his stand-up comedy organized in Macau. “It is due to the fact that I have established a very deep relationship with Macau. First of all, Jones Chong, my company’s partner, is a Macanese. In addition, I have frequently been to Macau to deal with different types of jobs for the past decade. Thus, I have a very strong feeling towards everything in Macau.”

The stand-up comedy this time was different from the last two times in the way that the content included a lot of elements about Macau as well as Bob’s feeling towards Macau. Bob reminisced about the family trip to Macau thirty years ago in which he first visited Macau and the experience was really hilarious. Bob’s parents originally planned to go downstairs to buy some groceries but they ended up gambling in the casino. In order to search for their parents, Bob and his little brother encountered a lot of twists and turns. Later they received a helping hand from the Macanese but a fake mum (who was actually hooker) was found instead. Luckily they found their parents at last and this experience alone made Bob develop a strong feeling towards Macau. Moreover, there are many topics related to the livelihood of Macau. For example, the opinion that “Smoking is beneficial” and “Beating means loving” by a LegCo member in Macau were mentioned by Bob during the talk show.

As a caring father figure in the eyes of the public, Bob mentions his family in every talk show. Apart from mentioning his wife and three daughters this time, Bob included the topic about his newly-born son in which his photo was first disclosed in the show. Bob laughed as he told the audiences that he wanted his son to become the youngest spokesperson of all gambling brands in Macau. That’s why he would like to name his son as Lam Chong (The pronunciation is similar to the term “winning again” in Cantonese). Bob made a joke that all the gambling brands in Macau were welcome to come to have a negotiation with him. Bob has also invited Eric Suen and Louis Cheung as the special guests for the show, who are both his close friends in the business. They sang “Love Story Part 1” and “In My Lifetime” respectively that surprised the audiences a lot. Moreover, Eric shared with Bob about his feeling towards recent marriage. It’s hilarious that Bob and Louis shared with each other the method of raising kids and established romantic relationships between Bob’s daughter and Louis’s son.

Bob described the talk show in Macau as a very impressive experience to him. “The talk show has increased my sense of mission. The audiences in Macau was very passionate and I gained huge satisfaction from them. I expected this show to bring positive energy to the Macanese. And I strongly believe that Macau can restore to its original state very soon.”

Written by: Rose Chung
Photo: Chessman Macau
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #157

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