Top 10 Most Hilarious Hispanic Comedians for Spanish Learners
Comedy has been part of human entertainment since thousands of years ago, and Hispanic comedians are a great way to enjoy this amazing product of human creativity!
With the Greeks, comedy made its way through as a literature medium, but with time it evolved to the “laugh-inducing” content we know today. Comedy is usually lighthearted, but it can also be used as a way to point out deficiencies in society or social systems.
Comedy changes from one place to another. North American comedy is not the same as Latin American one because social situations and experiences vary greatly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate comedy from other countries or regions. After all, thanks to globalization, we can enjoy and understand more and more about other places thanks to their forms of entertainment, like movies, theatre, music and, yes, comedy shows.
So, let me present to you 10 of the most influential Hispanic comedians from the last decades that have, in one way or another, made an impact in how comedy is understood and enjoyed in Hispanoamerica through the years.
10 Most Hilarious Hispanic Comedians
According to a BBC article and several psychological researches, humor plays a greater role in human society. It is not only a way to relieve stress, or bonding with others, but also a coping mechanism, which lets us collectively process our emotions, find a solution and express our contentment or discontentment.
Hispanic humor is a spectrum. You can find it as a way of entertaining, as a social commentary, and as a coping mechanism, and the following list of Hispanic comedians range from all those characteristics, so you might find the perfect comedian for you!
1. Les Luthiers
From Argentina to the world, this amazing group of funny Hispanic comedians is one of the most popular ones in Latin America thanks to their witty sense of humor mixed up with great quality music.
Les Luthiers usually tackle a whole plethora of themes in their shows, from politics to romantic drama, in the most creative ways. They use music to convey not only emotion but as part of their comedy, and their timing to deliver jokes and comic inflection is perfect.
2. Andrés López
Andres Lopez is a Colombian male hispanic comedian, lecturer, host and actor. He is a pioneer and one of the most important exponents of Colombian stand-up comedy and one of the most recognized famous Hispanic comedians.
I was 12 years old the first time I watched one of his shows with my family on a Sunday night. I am 28 now and to this day, my siblings and I still quote jokes from one of his most popular shows called la Pelota de Letras (The letters ball).
His shows are highly relatable, with jokes about family, coming to age experiences, relationships and mouth produced special effects. His comedic timing and corporal expressions are part of what makes his shows so funny.
You can expect a lot of Colombian expressions, fast paced Spanish, and a lot of laughter from his shows.
3. Liss Pereira
Liss Pereira is another great exponent of Colombian stand-up comedy. She is a female Hispanic comedian, actress, and broadcaster with a great career.
Liss has participated in shows like los comediantes de la noche (the comedians of the night) a place that let her grow and get recognition, to the point she got the opportunity to participate in comedy festivals and have several tours in Colombia.
You can find her on Facebook to be to date on her newest material, like this Comedy Central video and you can watch her Netflix special called Reteniendo Líquidos (retaining liquids) for a good laugh.
4. Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez is probably one of the most important n Hispanic comedians actors of the last few decades.
Son of a Mexican actress, Eugenio Derbez definitely got his talent from his mom. He is a comedian, actor and producer, and to this day he has expanded his work from sketches to romantic comedy movies and TV shows.
You can enjoy his witty comments, wordplay and puns filled-comedy with all the family. It is easy to follow and you definitely will laugh a lot with it!
Roberto Gomez Bolaños, better known as Chespirito, was part of that group of old Hispanic comedians that marked our lives in our childhood.
He directed and protagonized shows like Chespirito, El Chavo del Ocho, and El Chapulín Colorado. Shows that are incredibly popular, even to this day!
I remember coming home from school and when I turned on the TV, every day at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, his shows were transmitted. The humor of these shows relied heavily on comedy gags, face and body expressions, and witty wordplay.
While there isn’t an official Youtube channel, you can find a lot of videos on that platform, like this one which is considered one of the funniest by some fans. Fun for all the family!
Gaspar Henaine, also known as Capulina was a Mexican actor, comedian, music, singer, movie producer and screenwriter. He was part of one of the most iconic comedic Mexican duos known as Viruta and Capulina.
He is a perfect example of older Hispanic comedians that are still relevant and widely recognized, even to this day.
He is known as el rey humorístico blanco (white humor king) because he never used bad words, vulgar expressions or adult situations for his comedy, which make him incredibly popular for kids and families.
The best place you can appreciate his work is in movies, like the one of this clip called El Metiche (the nosy one). You can find his movies on Youtube.
7. Adal Ramones
Another great Mexican comedy exponent, Adal Ramones is a television host and comedian, who is popular for his commentary on daily and socially relatable moments of life.
He jumped to stardom thanks to his show Otro Rollo (Another Vibe), a funny and entertaining talk show where he would create one of his most famous phrases to this day: ¡¿Quíere monologo?! (Do you want a monologue!?)
His career has evolved during the last few years, and while he hasn’t been doing so much comedy lately, his monologues and sketches are some of his most popular pieces to this day.
You can find more of his work on Youtube, like this monologue from Otro Rollo, and you can watch him on shows like La Academia.
8. Jorge Cremades
Jorge Cremades is one of the most popular Spanish comedy exponents of the last few years.
He jumped to fame through the Vine platform. After Vine was deactivated, he became one of those Hispanic comedians on Youtube, and later began to create content for Tik Tok.
He explains his content as “netcomedy” where he recreates funny situations in videos no longer than 30 seconds, which is a testament of his creativity and how easily he can convey his sense of humor to others.
9. Paco de Miguel
Paco de Miguel is part of those new Hispanic comedians that have made good use of social media to reach international audiences. He is widely recognized for his funny and really accurate depictions of teachers, mothers and teenagers in daily situations, Miss Patty being his most popular character.
His content is so relatable that everyone who follows him says at least once “hey! I know someone like that!”
10. Gabriel “Fluffy”
Gabriel Iglesias is one of the most popular Hispanic comedians in the United States. He has been doing comedy since 1997 and he has advanced in his career to the point he has several projects with Netflix.
Unlike all the other comedians in this list, Fluffy’s content is in English most of the time, but he usually uses many Spanish expressions so you will learn some new words from his shows!
One of the best parts of his comedy is all the different voices and sound effects he does only with his mouth! From microphones to roller coasters, this guy is hilarious and his storytelling is so engaging you will find yourself binging his content!
Learn Spanish Through Comedy
When the content you are studying makes you laugh and enjoy yourself, it is easier for you to learn about it!
Learning Spanish through comedy and Hispanic comedians is not impossible! Is a great way to learn about the culture of other countries, get used to the different accents, and learn new words and different expressions!
Just in the United States, there are approximately 53 million people who speak Spanish, and according to CNN, there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US who speak Spanish in their homes. Comedy is constantly evolving, and you will be able to find more and more Hispanoamerican content with time!
And if you are planning on traveling through Latin America, learning Spanish can be a great help to demolish the language barriers and let you connect better with the locals and understand better the jokes and jabs made by comedians!
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