10 Online Latin American Satiric Shows You Need to Watch

Satire, a humorous attack or criticism aimed at political leaders, celebrities, institutions or the media, has had a global resurgence during the past decades. In the United States, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee became some of the most influential political shows on cable TV. While all of these shows have a strong … Continue reading 10 Online Latin American Satiric Shows You Need to Watch

Polivision Podcast S1 / E3: Feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America

This episode of Polivision, a podcast about Latin(o) American popular culture, is about feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America, highlighting the case of Malena Pichot (Argentina), la Pulla (Colombia), Las Igualadas (Colombia), Chumel Torres (Mexico), and Enchufe.tv (Ecuador). Hosted by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist and professor at Georgia Tech, and Rachel Jinx, a student of international affairs and Spanish. Produced by Lauren … Continue reading Polivision Podcast S1 / E3: Feminist satire and digital humor in Latin America

Polivision Podcast S1 E2 / Satiric TV in Latin America

This episode of Polivision, a podcast about Latin(o) American popular culture, is about satiric tv shows in Latin America, focusing on the cases of Brozo (Mexico), Jaime Bayly (Perú), and Capusotto (Argentina). Hosted by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist and professor at Georgia Tech, and Rachel Jinx, a student of international affairs and Spanish. Produced by Lauren Neefe. Recorded at WREK. This episode features music … Continue reading Polivision Podcast S1 E2 / Satiric TV in Latin America

Polivision Podcast S1 E1 / Satire in the Trump era

The first episode of Polivision, a podcast about Latin(o) American popular culture, is about humor and satire in the Americas from 9/11 to the Trump era. Hosted by Paul Alonso, a Peruvian journalist and professor at Georgia Tech, and Rachel Jinx, a student of international affairs and Spanish. Produced by Lauren Neefe. Recorded at WREK. This episode features music by Spleen-Musical and Garnavutka. Polivision is … Continue reading Polivision Podcast S1 E1 / Satire in the Trump era

Polivision S1 E6: Chumel Torres and Mexican DIY online comedy

This episode of Polivision is about “El Pulso de La República”, a Mexican online satiric news show created in 2012 by comedian Chumel Torres, who, after four years of producing his show independently in YouTube transitioned as the host of a late-night show in HBO (“Chumel con Chumel Torres) with a regional projection. Inspired by Seth Macfarlane and John Oliver, Torres’ work is also a … Continue reading Polivision S1 E6: Chumel Torres and Mexican DIY online comedy

Polivision S1 E5: Malena Pichot, Argentinean feminist comedy

While comedy is still a very male-dominated environment, there is also an increasing feminist trend in Latin America. This episode of Polivision is about Malena Pichot, a feminist comedian from Argentina. Pichot became a YouTube star with her videos about a break-up with her boyfriend, and later with Cualca, a series of television satiric sketches that criticized sexism, racism, homophobia, and other prejudices. Created by … Continue reading Polivision S1 E5: Malena Pichot, Argentinean feminist comedy

Polivision S1 E4: Peter Capusotto and Argentinean satire

A nazi pop singer from Buenos Aires who talks about the dangers that the poor, the dark-skinned, and the ugly represent. A new age singer of the 60s that combines political revolutionary slogans with cheesy love songs. A drunk old woman who rants against de cultural decay of our time while she remembers her days as the pioneer of punk rock in Argentina. These are … Continue reading Polivision S1 E4: Peter Capusotto and Argentinean satire