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Poll Suggestion: Face-Off: Latin American Comedians

Hello, poll forum, another idea for your consideration, feedback welcome, thank you.

They were prolific celebrated comedians and legendary in their own countries, loved and respected by millions. Some of them continue to be immensely popular, with daily great worldwide viewership.

Which Latin American humorist do you know or have already watched?

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I only know the two from Mexico, my own country. Cantinflas is much more talented than Chespirito in my opinion.

Perhaps in order to call this poll Latin-American, there should be representation from other countries, or somehow find a way to keep it with this four.

Cantinflas appeared in Hollywood films, so that could be something, but I don't think Chespirito did, and I don't know about the Brazilians.

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>Perhaps in order to call this poll Latin-American, there should be representation from other countries,

I thought about that, but unfortunately I have no clue about other comedians. Perhaps another Mexican famous one? I don't really know any other.

>Cantinflas appeared in Hollywood films, so that could be something, but I don't think Chespirito did,

True, but Bolanos still have a worldwide audience by the millions. I myself like Chavo del 8 (Quico & Barriga)... and Chapulin Colorado (not so much)

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Indeed, El Chavo is incredibly popular in Latin America. When Bolaños dies I was studying in Spain with an international group, and many of my Chilean, Brazilian and Colombian colleagues were trully shocked and in sorrow.

The only other Mexican comedian with an international impact I can think about is Eugenio Derbez, but he is different to the rest of the list as he is currently active, and he has appeared in Hollywood films that are not neccesarily comedies.

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I think I will leave like this to keep the balance, 2 Mexicans , 2 Brazilians,, and the 5th option "I dont know who you are talking about"👍