Chiquito de la Calzada
Gregorio Esteban Sánchez Fernández (born 24 October 1932 in Málaga), known as Chiquito de la Calzada, is a Spanish flamenco singer and actor, although he is more famous as a stand-up comedian. Chiquito de la Calzada became very popular in Spanish TV shows (especially "Genio y Figura") during the mid-nineties due to his unique style, strongly based on a surreal approach to jokes and language. Some of his characteristic words and expressions quickly became memes and are now part of Spanish slang. His moves and jargon were so influential to other Spanish comedians, that some TV characters such as Crispín Klander, Lucas Grijander and Nuñito de la Calzada were entirely built around his own repertoire. There is a mod for the video game Doom featuring his voice.
His wife, Josefa García Gómez, died in 2012.
- La venganza de Ira Vamp, 2010
- Spanish Movie, 2009
- Franky Banderas, 2003
- El Oro de Moscú, 2002
- Papá Piquillo, 1998
- Brácula (Condemor II), 1997
- Aquí Llega Condemor (El Pecador de la Pradera), 1996
- Pellicer, L. (14 August 2010). "Un homenaje a la Piquer y Chiquito de la Calzada, en la Fira de Gandia". lasprovincias.es (in Spanish) (Valencia: Valenciana Editorial Interactiva S.L). Retrieved 17 August 2010.
- Staff (17 July 2009). "Chiquito de la Calzada y Leslie Nielsen, unidos por 'Spanish Movie'". Telecinco.es (in Spanish). Telecinco, S. A. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
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