Daniel Samper Ospina

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Daniel Samper Ospina
Born (1974-08-15) 15 August 1974 (age 42)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Occupation Comedian/Journalist
Spouse(s) Claudia García Jaramillo (2006–present)
Children Guadalupe Samper García
Paloma Samper García
Relatives Daniel Samper Pizano (father)
Ernesto Samper (uncle)
Family Samper Family

Daniel Samper Ospina (Bogotá, 1974) is a Colombian comedian, writer, journalist, and columnist. He was the director of adult magazine SoHo.[1] and also writes for Revista Semana.

He studied literature at Pontifical Xavierian University.He was a literature teacher at the Gimnasio Moderno School and journalism teacher at University of the Andes.

As a journalist he has worked in Cromos and Jet Set. He has also written columns for El Tiempo. Since 2008 he is a columnist for Semana, turning into a controversial subject of debate in the media.[2] Though a recognized columnist in Colombia, Samper Ospina hardly engages in serious political analysis; rather, he is a satirical commentator whose main objective is to deprecate politicians (mostly of conservative convictions) under the umbrella of satire and black humor.

Personal life[edit]

Daniel was born on 15 August 1974 to Daniel Samper Pizano and Cecilia Ospina Cuéllar, the third child and only son; his older sisters are Juanita, and María Angélica. He is the nephew of Ernesto Samper Pizano, Colombia's former president, whose administration was marked by the biggest scandal in Colombia's political history.[3] Investigations performed by authorities in Colombia and the US demonstrated that the Cali Cartel, a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking, sponsored Samper's campaign to the presidency. In response to the scandal, the Department of State revoked Samper's visa to enter the US, a sanction that remains effective until now.[4]

On 29 July 2006, Daniel married Claudia García Jaramillo in a civil ceremony in Bogotá.[5] Together they have two daughters, Guadalupe (b. 2006) and Paloma (b. 2009).