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How Netflix Is Driving A Latin American Stand-Up Comedy Boom

January 08, 2018

Stand-up comedian Sofía Niño de Rivera approached the microphone in front of a Ciudad Juárez auditorium wobbling on six-inch heels – and entirely wrapped in layers of gray packing foam and black duct tape.

She was bullet-proof.

“Everyone was asking me when I was coming to Juárez, and if I was scared,” she told the audience that packed the Benito Juarez Auditorium in November. “I said ‘no way.’”

Niño de Rivera’s dark, unapologetic humor has won her both fans and critics. In September, death threats forced her to...

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