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Il Sarchiapone

Il Sarchiapone

Contest for young comedians in honour of Walter Chiari


Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2024

 "Il Sarchiapone" is an event named after a popular comic gag by Walter Chiari, the late Italian actor and comedian whom the festival is dedicated to.


Il Sarchiapone 2021


Mr Chiari used to spend his holidays in Cervia and he also had many friends here.

One of them was Bruno Guidazzi who organised the festival for the first time in 1980.
It is a competition for young stand-up comedians who perform in front of a jury and numerous spectators.

Every year "Il Sarchiapone" also offers a special award to some Italian celebrities working in the television, cinema, theatre and music field.


Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2024


Piazza G. Garibaldi




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