Ateneo star Kiefer Ravena excited to try hand at acting, but assures TV sitcom stint a one-off
UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena made it clear he is not entering showbiz for good, asuring that the sitcom will not affect his stint with the Blue Eagles or his studies at Ateneo. Jaime Campos

AFTER accomplishing just about every goal in the world of college basketball, Kiefer Ravena is set to take on a new challenge.

Ateneo's King Eagle is set to try his hand at acting, joining PBA players Willie Miller, Gary David, and Beau Belga not on the court but in a brand-new sitcom entitled ‘No Harm, No Foul,’ to be aired on TV5.

Ogie Alcasid and Randy Santiago serve as mainstays of the Kapatid network's show along with Valeen Montenegro, Tuesday Vargas, and Eula Caballero.

Ravena said the entire cast has yet to tape an episode of the sitcom which is set for a May launch.

“It’s going to be fun and it will be an experience,” Ravena told Spin.ph during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Annual Awards Night, where he was the recipient of the major award in college basketball.

Ravena said he accepted the role owing to the long school break as the new UAAP basketball season won’t start until September 5 following the shift of major universities to the new school calendar.

The reigning league MVP made it clear he is not entering showbiz for good, and the sitcom will not affect his stint with the Blue Eagles.

“I won’t be entering showbiz,” Ravena said. “Raket lang siya. Baka kasi isipin na naman na hindi ako focused sa UAAP. Uunahan ko na sila na mahaba lang ‘yung summer (break) kaya pumayag ako dahil bakante naman ako.

“Ako na po ang magsasabi na wala akong mami-miss na class, praktis, at laro dahil sa taping,” he said.

Ravena believes he will do well in the sitcom, based on how he rates himself as a comedian.

“Comedy, medyo natural. Gagawin kong 6 to 7 (on a scale of 1-10). Matututo pa tayo kay Kuya Ogie at Kuya Randy,” said the eldest son of former national players Bong and Mozzy Ravena.

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“Abangan nila ‘yan,” said Ravena, referring to his punch lines in the show.

But as an actor, how does he rate himself from a scale of 1-10?

“Acting, 0 to 1,” said Ravena with a big laugh.

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