Checco Zalone, at the start “Love + Iva”: the new show about migrants, women and even Putin

NoonNovember 7, 2022 – 4:18 pm

It will be back at Palazzo Wanny in Florence on 8 November, already 100,000 tickets sold through the Ticketone platform alone. Of Prime Minister Meloni he said: I was positively impressed by the ability to communicate

from Carlo Testa

There is the story of a lady who wanted to adopt a Ukrainian family, but she was desperate because they were finished: the non-profit organization had told her that only the Syrian ones were left. that slightly bourgeois hypocrisy that pervaded us in February. But also that of a rainbow family that adopts a child in an orphanage in Predappio: how will it end ?. And then the issue of migrants, the theme of integration tackled from the point of view of Mendel, the father of genetics. The war, with an unpublished Putin, between a quote from Chaplin’s Great Dictator and the Bitonto dialect, or rather a grammelot among the Apulian provincial accents that resembles Russian. The theme of women, with a part of healthy machismo, because we have a woman in government and the public appreciates it very much. And the new executive? I didn’t see the TV, I was preparing the show. I was positively impressed by Giorgia Meloni’s communication skills.


Desecrating flicker, politically incorrect mockery, after the success in Sanremo with the anti-homophobia fable and the parody of the virologist worried about the end of the pandemic, Checco Zalone returns to embrace the public in theaters and palaces throughout Italy with the new one man show, Love + VATwritten with Sergio Maria Rubino and Antonio Iammarino, who debuts on November 8 at Palazzo Wanny in Florenceto touch por Bologna, Conegliano, Trieste, Ravenna, Turin and the Arcimboldi of Milan for three weeks over the Christmas period. Produced by Arcobaleno Tre and MZL, with the general organization of Lucio and Niccol Presta, the tour – which brings the actor back to the stage eleven years after the Resto Umile World Tour and will go on for a year – has already reached 100,000 tickets sold only on the Ticketone platform.

a ted this show: I’m talking about adoptions, civil rights, burning issues. You don’t get bored. I am not afraid of criticism, I expect controversy on social networks: however, there are no social networks, but I understood that this feeds the debate, says Zalone meeting the press in Florence on the eve of the debut. Have I ever suffered from controversy? Only once, when I did an imitation of Misseri and I regretted it: maybe I was wrong, it was excessive. From there I learned to limit myself, drawing a line between what is nice and what is inappropriate.

Does love have a price, the title suggests? I would be very vulgar: love has different prices, smiles Luca Medici. In fact, I borrowed a phrase from John Lennon, the love you give equal to what you receive: in short, a round game. Compared to the Resto Umile World Tour, today it is much more difficult to find prey, the characters who engage in social media are less interesting. Then the apex was the imitation of Saviano, who at that moment was untouchable there. Today this is not the case, it is very difficult to make people laugh without being banal, obvious, he emphasizes. And he still dodges the questions about the new government: I hope it makes my job more interesting. When Berlusconi was in vogue, he gave a lot of food to eat. I hope there is a new Berlusconi … I expect a lot. He winks at young people with the character of Ragadi, the little rich also seen at the Ariston, but I also laughed a lot about maestro Muti: I spend my nights watching his lessons on Rai5, he flies very high for.

Recordman of cinema receipts with over 220 million collected with his films (Cado dalle stelle, Che bella giorno, Sole a catinelle, Quo vado? And Tolo Tolo), Zalone also intervenes on the crisis of our cinema at the box office: I did not go to see Italian films. Of course, platforms have multiplied, the contents are probably not up to par with the containers: my 70-year-old analog mother goes nonchalantly on Prime or Netflix. But that’s their cocks, now I’m in the theater.

As a failed pianist (I have no luxury goods, except a piano that – he laughs – we only have Pippo Baudo and I) on stage I will also offer unreleased songs: I took a cue from Vincenzina and Jannacci’s factory and I thought about the current Vincenzine, the influencers attached to the mobile phone: this is how Vincenzina and the smartphone were born. And then Arteriosclerosis: the story of two eighty-year-olds who renew their love every day because they don’t recognize each other. I wrote it for Celentano and Mina, I don’t know why they didn’t want to sing it. No encore, however, in Sanremo: I would pay for him to return to the festival, but he won’t, assures Lucio Presta.

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Checco Zalone, at the start “Love + Iva”: the new show about migrants, women and even Putin