Saturday, August 26, 2006
We're usually last minute but we had to start planning on getting tickets for this. On October 15th at 7:00pm, Manjátan's Town Hall theatre will be invaded by a man who has moved the masses and created a stir in Latin America. His name is Andrés López (note to Issel: not AMLO jejeje!), the Colombian stand-up comedian who has become hugely popular with his routine and DVD "La Pelota de Letras" . We'll let Christian, an Andrés Fanatic, explain:
If you are thirty something, born and raised in South America, you probably remember the rubber-made pelota de letras: one of my favorite toys. It shared the toys baúl with Hulk, Disco Chino and the Donald Duck-headed Hippity Hop and traveled with me to the beach where it was lost and found several times. (I had the girly pinkish red but a more masculine greenish light blue was also available.)
Pionero of Colombian Stand Up Comedy Andrés López has come up with his own version: La Pelota de Letras Tricolor; a hilarious show and ingenious sociological approach on Colombian and Latin-American generations from our grandparents to our children. It is a must-see for those who understand Spanish and were raised in Latin America or by Latin-Americans, regardless of age.
Be aware of the effect it could have on your already severe "being-thirty-something" crisis as it might remind you of your buenos tiempos! But do not hesitate to take your ma and pa as they will love it too.
A DVD with the show can be purchased at http://www.lapelotadeletras.com/, although you might want to join the half million people who have seen it ¡en vivo!
Off the road, Andrés shares his humor at Maíz-peis and he posts all of his fan mail in his own blog.