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A poet of humor

Juan Carlos Mesa was a multifaceted artist. On the anniversary of his birth, we tell you about his story. Did you know he also wrote poetry?


  May 15   was born who would become an icon of humor.   Diego Isidro Table,   best known as   Juan Carlos “El Gordo” Table,   would represent all Cordobeses in show business. Screenwriter, actor, writer, humorist, film and television director, among a thousand other items in which “El Gordo” Mesa felt   like fish in the water.  

Creativity quickly led him to the   public recognition   and to be famous for their abilities. Above all, for his humor and sympathy. This Cordovan who triumphed in show business not only left us   indelible memories   , key episodes of our identity, but also left us a very difficult vacuum to fill. The famous phrase   “There is no people without poetry. No poetry without people! “   is part of a poem of his authorship. This poem was dedicated   to the village of El Pretal.   And, in these verses, “El Gordo” would let you glimpse his   friendly and nostalgic personality.  

  There is no people without poetry  

  No poetry without people!  

  It is written in the corners.  

  So there are no secrets  

  Between the poet and the fountain  

  Where his verses are inspired.  

  And there is no town without friends  

  And there are no homeless friends.  

  So they have shelter.  

  Outsiders guests.  

A humorous phenomenon

But, in addition to being an occasional but exceptional poet, he was part of programs that are now consolidated as   emblems of         the TV     argentina   . Among the successes in which he participated, are   News table   , which would give foot to the name of this character's autobiography.   Mesamorphosis. Memories of a humor craftsman   was published in 2015. The author's intention was to leave his career established.

  This humorous phenomenon   who was “El Gordo” Mesa revolutionized Argentina   . The fat and the skinny   and   First Fruits   are other famous series in which he shone. Among many others. Obviously, this talent shared cast with   great Argentine personalities.   Among which were Pepe Biondi, Carlos Balá and Alberto Olmedo. Cris Morena, Carlos Garaycochea and Jorge Basurto were close to him and his productions.

His infinite imagination led him to walk through all disciplines. In the artistic field he walked through the   composition of tangos, writing speeches, acting and writing scripts.   Next to him, we walk ourselves, getting the best humorous episodes. When we see him, we travel in his grotesque style. Juan Carlos appealed to the cartoonish and generated misconceptions to make us   burst out of laughter.   His humor was characterized by   word games and exaggeration   . With a background of intellectual criticism, which did not leave aside   social and transformative factor that humor has in communities.  


  A talent with a cordovan label  

  “When they ask me 'what did he feel when he came from Cordoba', I always say that I did not leave Córdoba, but Córdoba came with me: it is the hallmark of my work, it is in this book that is like an alfajor, besides two tapas has inside the sweet of my youth. For me, Córdoba represents many things: my songs, my verses, my origins, my friends”,   Juan Carlos Mesa would say to the media once.

With his departure,   on 2 August 2016,   Cordoba and the whole country would become a   “people without poetry.”   Since a piece of our poetry would go next to the great Juan Carlos Mesa.

Publication Date: 15/05/2020

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