Chiquito de la Calzada
|Chiquito de la Calzada|
|Born||Gregorio Esteban Sánchez Fernández
24 October 1932
Loja, Granada, Spain
Gregorio Esteban Sánchez Fernández (born 24 October 1932 in Loja, Granada), 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 and constant movement while telling his jokes, putting his hands in his waist as if he was in pain. Some of his characteristic words and expressions such as fistro or jarl as well as his humorous comparisons such as "this is more dangerous than a shooting in an elevator" 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.
- Aquí llega Condemor, el pecador de la pradera (1996);
- Brácula: Condemor II (1997);
- Papá Piquillo (1998);
- Franky Banderas (2003);
- El oro de Moscú (2003);
- Spanish Movie (2009);
- La venganza de Ira Vamp (2010).
- Genio y figura (1994-1995, Antena 3);
- Señor alcalde (1998); Telecinco
- ¡Ala... Dina! (2000, TVE);
- El burladero (2000-2001, TVE);
- Mucho que perder, poco que ganar (2011, La Sexta);
- 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.