"Do not applaud me so much, it does not suit you." With this joke the comedian has responded Dani Mateo to the great ovation that the public of the Quijano Municipal Theater has dedicated to him, in Ciudad Real, as he has appeared on stage to represent, together with the also humorists Raúl Cimas and José Juan Vaquero, the work We will never forget you. The 900 people who filled the theater have shown their love to Mateo in his first performance after the storm unleashed against him since October 31, in a sketch of the political humor program The intermediate, from La Sexta, simulated a sneeze and blew his nose with a Spanish flag.
The prank of Mateo (Granollers, Barcelona, 1979) was produced to make a joke about "the only text that really creates consensus in Spain", the prospect of the anti-flu Frenadol. The scene ended with Mateo, embarrassed, wondering: "What have I done?". However, the gag prompted insults on Twitter, the cancellation of an advertising campaign with the comedian and the passes, on the 23 and 24 of this month, at the Olympia theater of Valencia, from We will never forget you. All this despite the fact that the actor and The intermediate They offered their apologies on the air. Mateo has assured in several interviews in the last days that he and his family had received threats.
Of all this there has been an unpleasant aftertaste tonight before starting the show. A group of about 60 people, with several Spanish flags, a megaphone and posters, have manifested a few meters from the entrance of the theater to protest the presence of Matthew, without there have been incidents and watched by half a dozen agents of the National Police. To avoid burglars inside the theater, almost a dozen private security guards have searched and registered handbags and backpacks to those who agreed to the show.
During the hour and three quarters of fun function, there have been several times when Matthew and his colleagues have mentioned what happened in recent days. Even in a scene in which there is a gravestone with the supposed tomb of Mateo, Cimas and Vaquero have covered it with a Spanish flag. This newspaper tried to talk to the comic hours before going on stage, but through his representative declined to make statements.
We will never forget you It started rolling a year ago and, according to the representative of Mateo, "always with full" in the cities for which it has been touring: Zaragoza, Malaga, A Coruña, Santander … After the function of Ciudad Real, will continue its route through Elche (November 18), Seville (December 1) and Albacete (December 15). The suspension in Valencia, announced by the Olympia theater on Thursday, before the pressures, especially of the group ultra Spain 2000, with 1,200 tickets sold, motivated that the City Council has offered as an alternative the Palau de la Música, the largest room in the city, with 1,300 seats, reported Cristina Vázquez. The collection of that day, in which Mateo and his companions will act for free, will go to an NGO.