December 6, 2013
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Comedian Diego Capusotto back on TV Pública
Comedian Diego Capusotto, best known for his show Peter Capusotto y sus videos, as well as the early 2000s romp Todo por dos pesos, will on Monday return to La TV Pública, an eagerly-awaited comeback for his throng of admirers, who revel in his slapstick comedic turns and mordant takes on society and politics.
“I like everything that makes conservative viewers uncomfortable,” Capusotto says in an interview ahead of his Monday opening.
It is precisely when asked about the current political map that Capusotto goes on at large, asserting that, “There is no revolutionary movement (in Latin America), but rather a process of profound transformation, much more interesting than the (sociopolitical) events of the 1990s.”
Although grounded in everyday reality, Capusotto’s scripts — written in collaboration with Pedro Saborido — do not come straight out of the news.
“It’s a matter of taking a good look around,” Capusotto explains, adding that personal experience and everyday occurrences find their way into his scripts.
“Also, the characters I flesh out are in the collective unconscious. This is very stimulating, the absence of (characters and situations) they can identify with is the basis for my work, and this becomes evident when I come up with a new character.”
He shares his view of life with audiences, Capusotto assures. “It’s what we have in common. ‘Better be loved than admired,’ as the saying goes,” he says.
As for the TV show débuting next Monday, Capusotto won’t say much about it, but rumour has it that his trademark characters will not be present in the new season.
However, the new characters will be largely based on their predecessors. In all, the new season will be made up of 12 shows full of absurdist humour and rock.
Viewers can expect to reunite with revamped versions of the beloved prepunk singer Violencia Rivas, Brazilian musician Pepeu Palala, and priest Jesús de Laferrere.
Capusotto, who claims not to read the newspapers, says that, “I’m not interested in anyone who resorts to media scandal. Can you think of Baudelaire involved in a scandal? No way.”
(Peter Capusotto y sus videos, un programa de rock, with music and songs by Jorge Tata Arias and videoclips by Marcelo Iconomidis, starts airing next Monday on La TV Pública).
—Herald with Télam