Chiquito de la Calzada

Died aged 75

Gregorio Esteban Sánchez Fernández (28 May 1932, Málaga – 11 November 2017, Málaga), known as Chiquito de la Calzada, was a Spanish flamenco singer and actor, although he was more famous as a stand-up comedian. Chiquito de la Calzada became very popular in Spanish TV shows (especially Genio y figura) during the mid-nineties due to his unique style, strongly based on a surreal approach to jokes and language and constant movement while telling his jokes, putting his hands in his waist as if he was in pain. Some of his characteristic words and expressions such as fistro or jarl as well as his humorous comparisons such as "this is more dangerous than a shooting in an elevator" quickly became memes and are now part of Spanish slang. His moves and jargon were so influential to other Spanish comedians, that some TV characters such as Crispín Klander, Lucas Grijander and Nuñito de la Calzada were entirely built around his own repertoire. There is a mod for the video game Doom featuring his voice. On 18 February 2019, he received the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes.

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Gregorio Sánchez, Chiquito de la Calzada (1932-2017), icono del humor español, tenía en El Chinitas su segunda casa, donde acudía a comer casi a diario con sus amigos.

English translation: Gregorio Sánchez, Chiquito de la Calzada (1932-2017), icon of Spanish humor, had in El Chinitas his second home, where he went to eat almost daily with his friends.

Calle Moreno Monroy, 4, Málaga, Spain where they was