Enrique Cahen Salaberry and Hugo Sofovich: Humor Strategies in the Films Featuring the Duo Alberto Olmedo and Jorge Porcel

  • Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)


Alberto Olmedo (1933–1998) and Jorge “elgordo” Porcel (1936–2006) were two of the most popular and recognized Argentinian comedians in the history of the country’s television and cinema industries. Their work in different media and theater continues to be remembered, celebrated, and imitated by younger comedians and audiences alike. Although their importance to Argentinian popular culture can be conceived separately and individually, Olmedo and Porcel together constitute a formidable and unforgettable pair. Their collective work left such a profound and endearing impression that a movie featuring the duo is concisely referred to as “an Olmedo and Porcel film.”


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