Mexican comedian Polo Polo, known for his irreverent adult humor and live comedy albums, has died. He was 78.
His death was announced on Monday in a social media post shared on his official Facebook page.
“PoloPolo died today. One of the greatest comedians in #Mexico and Latin America,” reads the post, translated from Spanish to English.
The announcement included a photo of Polo Polo, whose real name was Leopoldo Roberto García Peláez Benítez, performing on stage. “Thank you for so many moments, for so many smiles. We will always carry you in our hearts.”
According to the Associated Press, Polo Polo’s son Paul García shared the news of his father’s death with local outlets, noting that he died of “natural causes” early Monday morning. Polo Polo suffered from vascular dementia, the Associated Press reported.
Polo Polo was born in 1944 and worked as a shoe factory manager in Mexico City before starting his comedy career.
In the ’70s, he performed in small clubs and bars and made his way to theaters and venues, including Mexico’s Crown Plaza, CNN reported.
Polo Polo recorded its routines and sold several live comedy albums throughout the ’80s and ’90s, including Viaje a España and several self-titled volumes.
The comedian was also known for his adult humor and double entender which he showcased in his live albums Son Para Adultos.
In addition to stand-up, Polo Polo appeared in several television and film projects. His films include The Dairy of Zacarias, Solo para aúlteros and Crónicas chilangas, and his television work includes La escuelita VIP, ¿Qué nos pasa? and Conganas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-01-23/mexican-stand-up-comedian-polo-polo-dies-at-78 Polo Polo dead: Disrespectful Mexican comedian turned 78