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Comedian Jesus enthralls his fans with his witty answers

Comedian Jesus interacting with his fans

A well-known Tiatr personality and comedian, Jose Jesus Antao alias Comedian Jesus was the artiste at TAG’s special programme, ‘Meet the Tiatr Artiste’ held on 27th July 2016 at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan-Margao, Fatorda Goa. He was interviewed by another famous Tiatr personality and Konkani writer, Shri. Michael Gracias.

Comedian Jesus narrated how he inculcated acting talent in him even though he did not come from a tiatrist family background. As a child,once he was asked by his school teacher to sing a song for a school function. Although his performance was totally a flop, this determined artiste refused to give up. He started participating in one act plays doing comedy roles with his pal Jackson where they caught the attention of the audience not only in his village but also in the surrounding villages. George Fernandes from Raia offered him a role in one of his commercial tiatr ‘Dusman’ where he was spotted by a well-known playwright Menino de Bandar who later offered him a comedy role in his non-stop show ‘Deodita’ followed by ‘Socorinha’ which crossed double century mark, thus fortifying Antao’s position as one of the most promising comedians on the tiatr stage.

When Mr. Gracias asked about his favourite tiatr writer, he said it is undoubtedly late Rosario Rodrigues for his spontaneous comedy and brilliant writing with whom he continued his tiatr journey for many years. He also revealed that he adopted lot of comedy skills from Rosario. 

When further quizzed by Mr. Gracias about the most horrifying incident in his life, he narrated how he had a close shave with death following a road accident while returning home after a late night show. He lay in coma for 38 days with severe head injuries and multiple leg fractures. On regaining consciousness, he was flown to Mumbai for further treatment.

While interacting with the audience, to a query by one of his fans, he did not hesitate to publicly disclose the blind belief of his better half Luiza (who was seated in the audience), who was only his girlfriend then, that he will come out of coma. She remained at his bedside day in and day out throughout the horrible period of his life.

After the miraculous recovery he took a break from stage for one year before making a comeback in Rosario Rodrigues’ tiatr ‘Anik Ek Mhoino’.

This natural comedian also entertained the audience who were glued to their seats with his witty jokes and singing.

TAG presented a memento to Comedian Jesus as a token of remembrance of the day.

Our Programme Anchor Michael Gracias with his inimitable style was at his very best and kept the audience in high spirits.

Earlier the Vice President of TAG Shri. William Fernandes welcomed and later Member Secretary Shri. Jose Alexandre Rodrigues proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was coordinated by Jess Luz, JCA of TAG.

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