Jô Soares

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Jô Soares
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Birth nameJosé Eugênio Soares
Born (1938-01-16) January 16, 1938 (age 82)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MediumTalk show host, stand-up, television, author, actor, musician, comedian
Years active1954-present
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 (born January 16, 1938) is a Brazilian comedian, talk show host, author, theatrical producer, director, actor, painter and musician.[1]

Soares was born in Rio de Janeiro. After being educated in Switzerland and United States, Soares returned to Rio and worked at TV Rio in 1958, writing and performing in comedy shows for the station. He acted as an American in Carlos Manga's O Homem do Sputnik. 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 took his show's format (very similar to David Letterman's) back to Rede Globo, where it was then called 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; it was made into a film in 2001. He has put out various jazz CDs. He has also produced many plays including a recent version of Richard III.


  • O Xangô de Baker Street (A Samba for Sherlock) (1995)
  • O Homem Que Matou Getúlio Vargas (Twelve Fingers) (1998)
  • Assassinatos na Academia Brasileira de Letras (2005)
  • As Esganadas (2011)

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At Globo TV[edit]

At SBT[edit]


  1. ^ Rohter, Larry (August 25, 2002). "TELEVISION/RADIO; Brazil's Renaissance Showman Can't Be Contained by a Talk Show". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 6, 2016.

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