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Polo Polo (born March 9, 1944) is a Mexican comedian. His real name is Leopoldo García Benítez Peláez, known internationally for his practical jokes for adults.
Leopoldo was born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, in a family dedicated to the shoe industry. After devoting several years to the family business, he discovered his humorous vocation, which lead at first to work in small establishments without payment.
The popularity of Polo Polo gradually increased, and in 1976 he moved to a bigger club called Keops Nightclub where his shows were presented every night with all tickets sold out. His popularity reached new heights. For many consecutive years, the spectacle of Polo Polo was a hallmark of the nightclub "Khufu", until in 1986 he had the opportunity to perform in the largest room in Mexico called Crown Hall Crown Hotel Plaza, and other mass events.
In addition, the actor recorded his first live album with record company Musart, entitled The Trip to Spain. Despite the lack of radio broadcasting (due to the explicit content of the blue material), the album sold over 100,000 copies. This period of unparalleled success and activity is most memorable for Polo Polo, as it is when he set the record for the show with the longest duration, which remains in effect to date.
The decade of the 80s was marked by his constant appearances on late-night television, and he was in demand throughout Mexico, including a debut coming out of the territory of Mexico. His first appearance in United States in 1988, invited by the Exclusive Artist Productions in the Super Club Chache Hollywood where their presentations played to packed houses for 10 days
In the 90s Polo Polo was becoming one of the favorites of the public and continued to travel in Mexico and the United States. December 3–4, 1994, Polo Polo presented two shows at the Grand Olympic Auditorium Los Angeles, California with attendance records. Similar situation repeated itself at the Sahara Hotel & Casino Las Vegas etc. In Mexico, the most exclusive nightclubs and the Premier, the Patio, the Teatro Blanquita and the among others, demand in giant proportions, while the comedian is bringing to more and more sales record productions. At the end of the decade, Polo Polo conducted a television show called Con Ganas which was short-lived, despite its popular success. Official Autobiography
By the year 2000, Polo Polo was an example of a successful career, in which the comedian had combined performance in movies, plays, and the presentation of his comedy shows. Some time later he participated in the program "La Escuelita VIP" produced by fellow comedian Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo.
- Viaje a España
- Polo Polo, Vol. 2
- Polo Polo, Vol. 3
- Polo Polo, Vol. 4
- Polo Polo, Vol. 5
- Polo Polo, Vol. 6
- Polo Polo, Vol. 7
- Polo Polo, Vol. 8
- Polo Polo, Vol. 9
- Polo Polo, Vol. 10
- Polo Polo, Vol. 11
- Polo Polo, Vol. 12
- Polo Polo, Vol. 13
- Polo Polo, Vol. 14
- Polo Polo, Vol. 15
- Mejor y Algo Más: 25 Aniversario
- Colección en Vivo
- Show en Vivo 2004
- Show en Vivo 2005
- Lo Mejor de Polo Polo
- "Polo Polo at the House of Blues". Las Vegas Sun. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2012.