|Birth name||José Eugênio Soares|
|Born||January 16, 1938|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Died||August 5, 2022 (aged 84)|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Medium||Talk show host, stand-up, television, author, actor, musician, comedian|
|Genres||Observational comedy, surreal humor, deadpan|
|Subject(s)||Self-deprecation, everyday life|
|Notable works and roles||Host of Programa do Jô (2000–2016), Jô Soares Onze e Meia (1988–1999), Viva o Gordo (1981–1987), Satiricom (1972–1975), Faça Humor, Não Faça Guerra (1970–1972)|
José Eugênio "Jô" Soares (January 16, 1938 – August 5, 2022) was a Brazilian comedian, talk show host, author, theatrical producer, director, actor, painter and musician.
In 1970, Soares started working at Rede Globo.
In 1988, Soares moved to SBT, where he hosted a talk-show, Jô Soares Onze e Meia ("Jô Soares Eleven Thirty"), until 1999. In 2000, Soares began hosting Programa do Jô, and hosted the program until 2016.
His first novel O Xangô de Baker Street was published in 1995 and has been translated in several languages.
Soares died on August 5, 2022 at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil at the age of 84.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Rohter, Larry (2002-08-25). "TELEVISION/RADIO; Brazil's Renaissance Showman Can't Be Contained by a Talk Show". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
- ↑ Jô Soares morre em São Paulo aos 84 anos (in Portuguese)