In-Depth: What’s So Funny About Living in Rio de Janeiro?

Rio Night Live is the only English-language stand-up comedy group in Rio de Janeiro.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When one thinks of all the amazing things that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, stand up comedy in English isn’t exactly first on the list. However, for a group of expatriates, Cariocas, and the occasional brave tourist, Rio Night Live comedy shows have become a place to laugh at the sometimes maddening, and often mad, experience of living in the city of Rio.

“It’s a very ripe environment to mock controversial things, and to think,” comments Boyce Edwards, one of the regular comedians at Rio Night Live. “But . . .

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