Comedians Compete in Guantanamo, Cuba

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HAVANA TIMES, Feb 26 — For the first time ever comedians from the provinces of eastern Cuba gathered in Guantanamo recently in a competition that will lead up to a major national humor event: Aquelarre 2012.

Sponsored by the Centro Promotor del Humor (the Humor Promotion Center), which is a part of the National Council for the Performing Arts, the comedy show was in the hands of 25 comedians from the island’s eastern provinces as they competed with their hilarious performances.

The winners will present their acts at the National Comedy Festival to be held in Havana from July 1 to 8.

It was a hard-fought competition, the perfectly staged works and the thought provoking humor proved to be an excellent show in its eighteenth edition, as was the performance by the renowned Guantanamo group “Komotu,” which has been awarded in several editions of the festival.

With the aim of providing an excellent show for the fans of Cuban humor, introduces and encourages the participation of comedians from all over the country.

Comedians in Cuba routinely pack the houses from small venues to the largest of theaters.

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2 thoughts on “Comedians Compete in Guantanamo, Cuba

  • All over Cuba there are shanties.

    Read up:

    Cuba need lacks adequate housing for it’s people.
    Over 500,000 houses need extensive repairs and lots more need to be
    built. Houses could only be “exchanged” until recently. Now they can be
    sold. Often houses are impounded for “infractions”. People that leave
    the country illegally lose their property rights.
    This site highlights the plight of Cubans.

    La vivienda: problema Cubana

  • sounds like a good time. my time in cuba was spent in drunken stupors with very humorous and ironic minded cubans. very fun indeed. my only question about an official comedy event in cuba is wether or not the comedians are allowed to engage in satire and poking of fun of the revolutionary leadership. if the historic leaders of the independance movement and revolution are off limits, then everything else is just details.

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