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Giobbe Covatta
Giobbe Covatta
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Born
Gianni Maria Covatta

11 June 1956 (1956-06-11) (age 65)
OccupationComedian, actor
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Gianni Maria Covatta (born 11 June 1956[]), best known as Giobbe Covatta, is an Italian stand-up comedian, actor, writer and politician.

Life and career

Born in Taranto and raised in Naples, after appearing in a number of other variety shows Covatta he had his breakout in 1990 as a recurring guest in the Canale 5 talk show Maurizio Costanzo Show, where he reads his compositions inspired by the Bible.[1] These sketch eventually inspired a book, Parola di Giobbe, which was released in 1991 and got an immediate success, selling over a million copies and getting over thirty editions.[1][2] In the later years Covatta published other books, notably Pancreas, a parody of Edmondo De Amicis' Heart, and was active as an actor in films, television series and on stage.[1]

In 2006, Covatta was elected councilor of the Federation of the Greens party in the Rome local elections.[3] In 2015, he was elected national spokesperson of the party, still maintaining he does not consider himself a politician.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Giorgio Dell'Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 9788831795999.
  2. ^ Carla Nicolicchia (29 July 2006). "'Vi faccio ridere, parola di Giobbe' Covatta apre il TerrasiniFest". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b Lavinia Rivara (16 November 2015). "Giobbe Covatta: "Io, testimonial dei Verdi ma non chiedetemi di diventare un politico"". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2016.

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