- Programa do Jô
Programa do Jô is a late-night
talk showbroadcasted by Globo TVin Brazil.
The program is hosted by Brazilian comedian, author and musician
Jô Soares, and follows the format of American talk shows such as Late Show with David Letterman. It began its life as Jô Soares Onze e Meia"(Jô Soares at 11:30pm)" in 1988on the SBT network. Following Jô Soares' return to Globo in 1999, the show was renamed Programa do Jô "(Jô's Programme)", retaining the same format and late-night time slot.
The show usually features interviews with 3 guests and a live musical performance. Usually, if one of the guests is a musician or band, they return to perform at the end of the show. There are also occasions when the first guest stays on to continue the interview past the first commercial break, in which case the show only features 2 interviews. In most cases, the interviews are longer and more in-depth than those on Letterman's show.
Sexteto "(The Sextet)" are the show's
house band. They usually perform in the beginning of the show, and during the commercial breaks. In the cases when there's no musical performance by a guest at the end of the show, the sextet (sometimes joined by Jô on the trumpet) also performs then.
A Chilean waiter, known simply as Alex serves drinks (and sometimes food) to the guests and is often the butt of Jô's jokes.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão
* [http://programadojo.globo.com Official website]
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