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Pugo and Togo were a Filipino comedy team in Philippine movies during the 1940s up to the 1950s.[1][2] Composed of Mariano Contreras (1910–1978) and Andres Solomon (1905–1952), their brand of humor consisted of short skits, slapstick, and funny dialogues presented in Manila's theaters, most particularly Clover Theater and Avenue Theater. Mariano Contreras starred as Pugo, while Solomon portrayed Togo. They were both bald headed.

Contreras and Solomon started out as the Laurel and Hardy of the Philippines.[3] They began their career as vaudeville performers in the 1930s and were a hit during the Japanese Occupation, where they poked fun of the Japanese; in that period, they did stage shows and branched out into films before the war. Among the films they made in the early 1940s were Utos ng Hari, Hindi Mababali, Sa Lumang Simbahan and Binibiro Lamang Kita. During the Japanese Occupation, the tandem was renamed Tuguing and Puguing. This was done to avoid confusion because Togo sounded too similar to Tojo, the name of the Prime Minister of Japan during the early 1940s. After the war, Pugo and Togo resumed their film career and did several movies for LVN Pictures: Tambol Mayor (co-starring Jaime de la Rosa and Tessie Quintana), Dalawang Prinsipeng Kambal, Magkumpareng Putik (with Lilia Dizon), Ang Kandidato, Nagsaulian ng Kandila, Dalawang Sundalong Kanin and Biglang Yaman. The comic duo also did a radio sitcom, Edong Mapangarap, with Eddie San Jose and Hollywood starlet Joan Page.[3][4] Contreras and Solomon would continue to appear in films until 1952, with the latter's abrupt death during the filming of Dalawang Sundalong Kanin, which starred also Togo, Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa.

Before the teaming[edit]


Main article: Pugo (comedian)

Pugo (July 12, 1910 – December 12, 1978) was born Mariano Contreras.


Main article: Togo (comedian)

Togo (1905 – November 3, 1952) was born Andres Solomon.


  1. ^ Pugo, movie-industry.blogspot.com
  2. ^ Pugo and Bentot, qrst.wordpress.com
  3. ^ a b Inquirer.net. "The greatest comedians of all time". Retrieved August 26, 2008. 
  4. ^ NewsFlash.org. "LANCE RAYMUNDO: A CASE OF FATAL ATTRACTION". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:18:45 -0700

And so did the bodabil of the 1930s until the 1960s with the likes of Pugo and Togo, Katy de la Cruz, Bobby Gonzales, Matimtiman Cruz, Reycard Duet, among others, doing non-stop variety show – song and dance routines, circus acts performed willy-nilly ...
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:07:06 -0700

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:03:07 -0700

A lot of movie houses introduced vaudeville, these were live shows, and one of the more popular actors who appeared in these live shows were Pugo and Togo, our equivalent of Laurel and Hardy, or Bud Abbot and Lou Costello. They were once arrested by ...


Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:41:44 -0700

He reminds me of the comedians of my youth—Pugo and Togo, Eddie San Jose… Jokes these days border on brutal. Mae Paner is a good friend. I've told her that I don't like her character Juana Change—maasim kasi siya, always angry. I told her that ...


Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:03:44 -0800

“Remember the days of Pugo and Togo (the pre-and post-WWII comic duo)? At that time, radio plays had actors reading their lines on stage with a live audience. That's how I mastered facial expressions and proper timing in the delivery of lines,” Noel ...

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