A funny thing about that Nose

Art January 29, 2013 00:00

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Udom “Nose” Taepanich’s stand-up stage show “Diew Microphone” has become an annual affair with the 10th edition slated for March – no more three- or five-year gaps in between. “I’d say it’s my regular work now,” he chuckles. But what about the Bt20 million he earns flogging commercial products? 
“I only did that because I was short of money,” he says. “No, I’m just kidding, but they are good products and timing was right.” Apparently it’s good timing for tie-ins with his show too, but along with a possible “advertising break” or two, he plans to talk about politics, the economy and social oddities. 
“I don’t have to go abroad like I used to because there’s plenty of material here!” Like what? Well, there’s the “Nua Mek 2” abortion, and the Asean Economic Community. 
Nose is set for 15 shows at Siam Paragon. “I can’t do more than that. I know Phi Bird [Thongchai ‘Bird’ McIntyre] could do more, but 15 shows is the maximum for me.”
One change this time around – no more hassles over buying tickets. He’s got 7-Eleven selling them. “I hope that’ll be convenient enough for everyone.”
The stars use Instagram to keep in touch with fans, but its double-edged sword has sliced more than a few. 
Actor Dome Pakorn Lum was livid recently when some fans tagged as “inappropriate” a photo he posted of him and his girlfriend Jirantanin “Guzjung” Pitakporntrakul. Meanwhile, funnily enough, Dome’s former girlfriend, Chermarn “Ploy” Boonyasak, posted a photo of her and beau Navin “Tar” Yavapolkul with the snarky caption “So people will know we’re still together.”
Marsha Wattanapanich wielded Instagram as a weapon against her ex, Krit Sripoomseth, though she later defused the f-bomb planted within it. 
Celebrities do indeed use Instagram to convey actual information, though. Yesterday, Tata Young’s manager posted that she was in intensive care at hospital and updates would follow. 
Otherwise, newspapers mop up the gossip for “Instagram columns”. Not us: Soopsip’s too busy just stalking.