Radio Martí sigue buscando sátiras, pero ya no sobre dirigentes cubanos (Cuban satire revised)
(ATM)-On Aug. 27, the Broadcasting Board of Governors sent out an appeal for a comedy team with a proven ability to make fun of Cuban politicians and public figures.
The team would produce 10 comedy sketches aimed at skewering Cuba’s political elites, no doubt including Fidel Castro and his younger brother, Raúl.
Today, the BBG revised its announcement, making no mention of plans to lampoon public figures in Cuba. Instead, the agency says it wants to “parody events in the daily lives of Cubans on the Island” and “use humor to entertain, engage, educate and enlighten audiences in Cuba.”
The BBG oversees Radio & TV Martí. The agency’s new announcement said it is seeking a comedy show that would:
provide some lighter fare to go along with the news and information relevant to Cuban’s daily lives provided by the Marti’s in their regular programming.
The show will ideally be 3 segments with accompanying commercial breaks followed by a formal close with a total running time between 26 and 30 minutes. It should also be easily transferrable to online and mobile platforms so fans can consume content in ‘snackable’ short form segments. (En ATM)