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Comedians, podcasters hit back at bashers by making collectible NFTs

And hope to laugh all the way to the bank.

The comedy group KoolPals may be one of the leading podcast hosts in the Philippines, but like all other comedians, they are not immune to bashing and personal attacks from people on social media.

Composed of James Caraan, Gb Labrador, Muman Reyes, Ryan Rems, and Nonong Ballilan, the KoolPals turned their bashers’ comments into collectible NFT artworks at the suggestion of GIGIL Metama, the agency’s tech arm. They created 3D digital artworks that are literal translations of what each hate comment says. These witty and artful collectibles can now be bought via Stanible, an app that lets any content creator mint moments of their lives and turn them into NFT.

Fans of The KoolPals will be able to buy NFTs on the Stanible app once they load or top up their in-app wallet through different payment channels available on the platform. Their accounts will then have coins that will be used to buy the NFTs they choose. 

James Caraan, a member of The KoolPals, says, “I’m excited to fully launch THANKS, HATERS NFT because I will be able to make money out of my bashers. Stay tuned for the official list of benefits that come with each of our NFTs. Even haters will be enticed to purchase them because they have a great value for money!

Jeano Cruz, Creative Director at GIGIL, remarks: “This is an exciting moment for us because we’re always looking forward to work with creative and passionate creators, and help more Filipino talents to kick-off their metaverse journey.”

Here are two samples of THANKS, HATERS NFT on Stanible: 
James Caraan
“Liliit talaga ng utak. 😂 Mana lang sa nanay ng samabayanang pilipino kuno. 😂
– Ra*s*n Jani R*s*l, 2022. Facebook Post Comment.

Nonong Ballilan

– L*r* Ce*r*c*, September 2022. YouTube Comment.