Jô Soares

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Jô Soares
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Birth nameJosé Eugênio Soares
Born(1938-01-16)January 16, 1938
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DiedAugust 5, 2022(2022-08-05) (aged 84)
São Paulo, Brazil
MediumTalk show host, stand-up, television, author, actor, musician, comedian
Years active1954–2018
GenresObservational comedy, surreal humor, deadpan
Subject(s)Self-deprecation, everyday life
Notable works and rolesHost 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.[1]

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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. Jô Soares morre em São Paulo aos 84 anos (in Portuguese)