"At 40 it changes a lot, everything changes. Today after the show we drink herbal tea". It's almost midnight and Pio and Amedeo, just out of the dressing room, are veterans of two hours of laughter and applause with their Felicissimo show, a new show that, after the two zero dates "at home" in Taranto, has landed at the Brancaccio in Rome and will be on tour until December (among the stages, also Naples, Palermo, Catania, Bari, Catanzaro, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Padua, Turin, Cagliari, Basel, Lecce). Two hours of stories, songs, jokes, strictly politically incorrect, on the common thread of "freedom of speech". And the duo, born Pio D'Antini and Amedeo Grieco, has a bit for everyone, from Pier Silvio Berlusconi-Che Guevara who one day decided "to hunt all those with the B: Belen, Blasi and Barbara D'Urso" to Matteo Salvini, who in a hypothetical 2036 where the politically correct regime is in force is condemned to drive ferries back and forth on the Strait of Messina. Not only are the sold outs, but "every night some friend arrives in the audience", immediately the favorite target of biting and irreverent jokes, as is their style. At the Roman premiere, even Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who after a fiery interview at the time of Le jene, has repeatedly praised them publicly. Yesterday, Francesco Totti (greeted by standing ovations and choirs) and Lino Banfi. "The Meloni? I thought it was a joke, then when I found myself in front of her I said: and you what the .. are you doing here?", says Amedeo. "We saw her as a very self-deprecating woman - adds Pio - She grinned well in the audience". "We know many politicians, including D'Alema, Di Battista. We are friends with everyone", they assure. On stage also flows the roundup of those who in these years of TV between Felicissima sera and Emigratis has criticized them, such as Bianca Balti, or influencers like Giorgia Soleri. "You can't say that you were the first to parade with hair at the Venice Film Festival - says Amedeo - Of the many problems that women have, should female emancipation really pass from there? Certain phrases on social media I see them more as provocations catching likes. I don't see a job behind it." On stage they also mention Fedez. "We would have a lot for him too, but given what he is going through there is something called 'respect'", they say to the audience bringing their best wishes a few hours after the second intervention suffered by the rapper. "No one has ever sued us - they add later - When you make you laugh, in our opinion, when there is satire, everything is allowed. We close the show with a thought to our parents who are no longer there ("I would give back all the success to still have my mother in the audience", says Amedeo) and we also make jokes about them. Far be it from us, however, to launch messages". Among the programs for the coming months there is the "idea of a series", a new Felicissima evening television in 2024 and the road movie with Gennaro Nunziante to be released at Christmas. No fear that Pier Silvio Berlusconi, after seeing the show, will also kick them out of Mediaset? "You have to be careful that he doesn't come. We told him that we don't go to Milan - joke the two - The truth is that we did not know how to start the show and we took advantage of what was happening at Mediaset, building hyperbole. Then, if he kicks us out, there's always Telenorba." "We come from contexts that you do not imagine - continues Amedeo - It could all end, but today for me the success is the lady from Catanzaro who tells you: you do not know what trouble I have, but thanks to you for two hours I did not think about it". Emigratis, however, will not return. "We can no longer afford it - laughs Amedeo thinking of the jokes put in place - It's 40 years, yes. But also the mortgage to pay".
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