Ignatius Farray He has been one of the most important names in Spanish comedy for years, something that surely many would not have given a single euro when he was mainly known for being El loco de las coles from ‘La hora chanante’. However, his career grew and ‘El fin de la comedia’ was one of the key works for him to reach another level.
Some of you have surely already seen the two seasons that were made of ‘The End of Comedy’, but those of you who do not have a last chance to do it on Amazon, since next Thursday will be its last day available on Prime Video. And eye, currently not found on any other streaming platform, so who knows how long we will have to wait to have access to it again in such a simple way. Also, don’t be afraid of having just over 48 hours, because each episode lasts just over 20 minutes and there are barely 12.
Why is it essential to see it?
One of the things that most distinguishes ‘The End of Comedy’ is that Farray plays a fictionalized version of himself, often blurring the lines between what is real and what is not. He even tackles the disease he suffers from in real life, but of course, here the key is to find the balance between these two aspects for the viewer’s enjoyment, although without giving up playing with making the public uncomfortable whenever necessary.
To do this, ‘El fin de la comedia’ resorts to absurd humor as soon as it flirts with pathos, also using a multitude of special appearances, but without making the mistake of turning it into a festival of cameos. Personally, I remember above all the one that makes the sadly deceased Veronica Forque in the second season.
Of course, Farray’s indisputable talent is not the only thing that is essential for ‘The End of Comedy’ to be essential, since it is co-created and directed by Raul Navarro and Miguel Estebanwho in recent years have given great joy to lovers of television comedy with titles such as ‘The neighbor’, ‘The people’s queen’ or ‘Two years and a day’.