A lifetime dedicated to communication, humor and the media is what Jorge Zuluaga, better known as ‘Topolino’, can tellwho was recognized for his participation for 21 years in the comedy show ‘Happy Saturdays’in which he showed his facet as a comedian.
Now, already retired, the one who is also a journalist celebrated the arrival of his 100 years of age and became the second longest-lived communicator in the country, behind the sports announcer Jose Victor de Castro Carroll; better known as ‘Chelo’ de Castro.
To celebrate the centenary of his life, his daughter, Adriana Zuluaga, spoke at La Red de Caracol and told some details about how her father is: “It’s already 100 years, speak less; speak little, but he still retains his humor, sometimes he tries to bring out that spark and it’s funny. It’s slower now.”
#The Red // ‘El Topolino Zuloaga’ reached 100 years of life. This is a small tribute to this great comedian, who was part of ‘Happy Saturdays’. The story of these 100 laps around the sun @TV snail. pic.twitter.com/6gd75u5zrV
– The Snail Network (@LaRedCaracol) May 15, 2022
In addition, he revealed that the comedian went through some health problems that weakened his condition, although he managed to overcome them against all odds: “He is very independent, but unfortunately a year ago he suffered a stroke and that prevents his mobility, despite the fact that got surpass him, which surprised the doctors because of his advanced age. He did work with physiotherapy, but he has had some ailments, he no longer moves one leg and he no longer speaks very well, but in general terms he is in good condition”.
Congratulations to “Topolino” Zuluaga, great comedian, who turns 100 today. And, me, yesterday I turned 32 in journalism. Many candles. pic.twitter.com/8zthCXvORR
– GustavoGómezCórdoba (@gusgomez1701) May 1, 2022
He came to ‘Happy Saturdays’ at an invitation from Alfonso Lizarazo, to tell a story on the comedy show and his style was so popular that he was hired to be part of the cast; there he lasted more than 21 years and earned a place among the best comedians on Colombian television, along with Hugo Patiño, the ‘skinny’ Agudelo, among others.