With an innovative and attractive approach, Latin American comedians and influencers Joanna Hausmann and Ricardo O’Farrill, teamed up to create an 8-episode web series called “Para Llevar” (To Go). The series attempts to promote Venezuelan and Latin American unity and identity to support the cause of “Alimenta la Solidaridad”, a network of popular kitchens that […]
Plop Media Content, the crew behind Venezuela’s famous satirical news website El Chigüire Bipolar, has started a new project named Ampli, in which they stop being funny by reporting made-up news, and start being funny by reporting real news focused in Latin American issues. In its first three-part story, Ampli covers the Lava Jato scandal, […]
El Chigüire Bipolar is the only satire website that persists in Venezuela and, like all digital portals, also raffles the increasingly constant Internet blockades. El País
“Satirizing in a restricted society requires audacity, and that’s when the best, funniest and most incisive job comes up. Censorship ends up motivating creative boundaries. In our culture, satire always evolves, changes and resists attempts to extinguish it. It has survived other dictatorships and it will also survive this one” said Juan Andrés Ravell, co-creator […]
Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. Knightcenter Texas
“El Chigüire Bipolar is playing an increasingly crucial role in resisting Maduro’s campaign to stifle free speech. Its raw humor and exacting analysis demonstrates the great power that satire has in criticizing authoritarian regimes,” said Havel Prize Committee member Garry Kasparov.
The original animated series, created to run along the 2016 Presidential campaign, brings a fresh and humorous perspective of the US candidates in a setting that is “out of this world.”
As Venezuelans battle growing inflation, violence, and shortages, comedy proves a brief but significant respite. From satirical websites to comedy shows, people are looking for outlets to laugh away their anger.
Internet has become the last refuge of political satire in Venezuela after being expunged from open TV channels —under threat of expropriation. Briceño, with Reporte Semanal, and Manuel Ángel Redondo, with Pero Tenemos Patria, each week revolutionize the web.
Having garnered a total viewership of more than 30 million its first two seasons, the series will premiere all-new episodes on YouTube via Electus and Latin WE Hispanic pop culture and lifestyle channel NuevON.