Within the framework of an exclusive interview for the new cycle

“For me There shouldn’t be topics that can’t be humored. You have to give him as much freedom as possible. For example, I add humor to the crack because otherwise it is something dangerous, we cannot all think in the same way”, says Roberto Moldavsky.

Comedian, television host, father and former merchant in the neighborhood of Once. Moldavsky came to live in Israel for a decade before his career as a standapero took off in 2009. Today, he became one of the favorite capocómicas of the Argentines, with sold out locations in their shows and requested in all national television programs.

But his life before becoming famous was totally different: he spent 20 years selling jackets in the porteño neighborhood of Once. Back then, he always tried to bring humor to his work, to make his customers laugh, and to sell as many products as possible. “At one time in my show he said: ‘Bring me the best doctor in Harvard and have him sell me a jacket in the summer and I assure you that he won’t be able to.”

Instead now, from the stage, he uses his humor to talk about everyday life, Jewish culture and the reality of the country. “I would send the bravest of Eleven to negotiate with the IMF, let those of the community go,” she says with a laugh.

Within the framework of an exclusive interview for the new cycle “LA NACION + Cerca”, Moldavsky spoke for an hour with the journalist Joaquín Garau who made him laugh and managed to surprise him with greetings from his son Eial and La Valentín.

For Moldavsky, if in humor he does not take risks, he falls into the routine of telling basic things all his life. He also emphasizes that it has happened to him in joke shows and that people are offended by the unexpectedness of what he says, but he recognizes that these are the risks that are run if one wants to give a good show.

Within the framework of an exclusive interview for the new cycle “LA NACION + Cerca”, Moldavsky spoke in the newsroom with the journalist Joaquín GarauHernán Zenteno – THE NATION

“I take things from everyday life and exaggerate them. My references are Olmedo, Pinti, Tato Bores, but I am also inspired by the new generation: Migue Granados, Dalia Gutmann or Sebastián Wainraich. As in Argentina all kinds of humor were made, there is no need to help the public to understand something because they have an excellent humorous preparation, ”he says.

If he had to choose between the most essential things in his life, Roberto would select: his family, his friends, his work and Boca. These are the essentials that any ‘common person would choose, once again, the humorist shows that no matter how famous he acquires, he remains the same.

“Every Sunday I meet my friends and I always there is a time when they want to bring me down to earth as it ismaybe I make a comment about the dollar and they tell me ‘oh look at the star’ and they start hitting me for a while, but it’s something that I know is necessary for me”.

Just over ten years ago, he entered a stand-up contest and that gave him the opportunity to leave his life as a merchant and live off his passion: making people laugh. Although he was always a person who took life with humor, he was far from dedicating himself entirely to that.

It was only when he was 50 years old that he was encouraged. “I come across people who have these dilemmas all the time and I tell them ‘do it for yourself’ dance, sing, cook, do what you enjoy. I did that because I needed to and it worked out for me, but I tried it,” she says.

It is characterized by maintaining the same type of humor up and down the stage, it does not hide a character or change its personality. Moldavsky is one of those celebrities that people love because of his transparency.

Regarding having to do shows and having to miss long-awaited moments such as family dinners or meetings with friends, he says: “I go to the theater half depressed but after 5 minutes when you hear people laugh your bitterness goes away, you teleport to another place, above the stage everything goes away. Laughter is the best gift.

The humorist is characterized by maintaining the same type of humor up and down the stage, he does not hide a character or change his personality
The humorist is characterized by maintaining the same type of humor up and down the stage, he does not hide a character or change his personalityHernán Zenteno – THE NATION

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