Maccio Capatonda

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Marcello Macchia
Marcello Macchia, Giffoni Film Festival 2010.jpg
Marcello Macchia in 2010
Born Marcello Macchia
(1978-08-02) 2 August 1978 (age 38)
Italy Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy
Nationality Italy Italy
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 2003–present
Website MaccioCapatondaTv

Marcello Macchia (Born 2 August 1978) is an Italian actor and comedian. Better known as Maccio Capatonda, his best known character, he is famous for his participation in television programs such as Mai dire... on Italia 1. With Enrico Venti, he leads Shortcut Productions, the company that produces their own videos. From 2011 he is a member of the crew of Lo Zoo di 105.[1]

In 2015 he takes part in his first movie, Italiano medio.


His comedy is based primarily on parodying common mistakes of italian speakers, and also in using long words out of their intended context; Macchia makes his characters speak as clumsy illiterates that accidentally create new words along the way, trying to express themselves. Another part of his production ridicules commercials, reality shows, TV snake oil sellers, and fortune tellers, soap operas, and movie trailers. Sketches are peppered with onomatopoeia and strong emphasis in pronunciation. Another regular feature are the extremely unlikely names of the portrayed characters, frequently based on puns.


TV and Web Series[edit]

  • Intralci, (2006)
  • La Villa di Lato, (2009)
  • Drammi Medicali, (2009)
  • Lost in Google, (2012)
  • Mario, (2013-2014)
  • Bob Torrent (2015)

Personal life[edit]

In 2013 he was engaged to the italian soubrette Elisabetta Canalis.[2]


  1. ^ (ed.). "La nuova formazione dello Zoo di 105". 
  2. ^ Gossip (ed.). "Macchia and Canalis in Los Angeles".