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Comedians strike a chord in Cuba

By Associated Press in Havana ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-10 08:02:29

Humor highlights daily problems faced by people on Caribbean island

Panfilo, the elderly protagonist in a weekly show on Cuban television, has a broken water pipe in his house. When the city repair worker says it'll take six months to fix, Panfilo bribes her with a bottle of shampoo and the repair is made the following day.

The audience bursts into laughter when the worker shows up in the next scene with her hair fried by Panfilo's shampoo, stolen from parts unknown and adulterated with mystery chemicals.

Comedians strike a chord in Cuba

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