HISTORY WEDNESDAY: LUIS DE ALBA
Luis de Alba (born March 7, 1945 in Veracruz) is a Mexican comedian, famous for his character El Pirrurris (the presumptuous son of a millionaire). He also made other characters such as “El Raton Crispin” (Crispin the mouse) in which he dressed himself as a big fat rat from Veracruz. He had a saying that he always said. Te odio, con odio Jarocho, which means “I hate you with Jarocho hatred”. El indio Maclovio and Juan Penas were also two very famous characters he acted out in several shows.
His most famous TV program was El mundo de Luis de Alba, (Luis de Alba’s World), where El Pirrurris and other characters regularly appeared. After this program was canceled he spent many years away from television but retransmissions of the show were popular. In 2004 he came back portraying the Pirrurris once again in one of Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo’s adult-oriented comedy shows, set in a primary school where the students are played by adult actors. In 2005 he got a new show where he plays the Pirrurris as well as his other characters. He is currently appearing in a show called “Los Chuperamigos” in telefutura with other actors such as “La Chupitos”. For More Info.