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from Maurizio Donellic

The actor and comic Germano Lanzoni: I used to be a jester within the vacationer villages

“I am sending you the staff supervisor’s contact, she’s the one who manages my calendar”. So he replies, by way of WhatsApp, after we ask him for an appointment for the interview. In spite of everything, Milan’s Imbruttito might have reacted otherwise (what else? Would he say)? And some days later right here he’s Germano Lanzoni, 55, carrying a blue shirt, blue jacket, white sneakers and a pleasant villain smile.

Who solutions the questions? Germano or the Imbruttito?

“Let’s reply the Gegio”.


‘It is my nickname. That is what everybody has referred to as me since I used to be a boy.”

The nicest factor in regards to the firm?
“I began being a jester late. I used to be born as a contact animator in a vacationer village in Crotone, the Casa Rossa ».

The contact entertainer can be the one tormenting vacationers with the aperitif recreation, water gymnastics…

“Precisely. However there’s nothing higher than studying to cope with and being open to folks. I had a variety of enjoyable in these years. Do you suppose the comic of the village was Michele Foresta, the forest wizard; and the musical half was entrusted to Silvano Belfiore, who immediately leads the orchestra in Maurizio Crozza’s applications.That mentioned, my creative benchmark has all the time been papa ».

Was he an actor?

“In no way, a employee. Only a welder. A really lovely unrepentant womanizer. He had Tinder inside. Geared up with some sort of pure GPS to find the gorgeous women. And naturally hunt them. When he recognized a gorgeous girl’s condominium throughout an intervention, he purposely sabotaged her telephone with a purpose to obtain the decision and go to repair the “mistake”. Sadly it is gone. Do you suppose that in the future within the hospital, now within the final weeks of his life and really outdated, he requested me to accompany him to the toilet. He bought caught with problem on the IV help. Midway down the corridor he out of the blue stopped and mentioned to me in dialect, out of the blue: “Germano, a mi me piasen i dònn”. In actuality, he mentioned he favored one thing extra particular, however the which means is that … He was the son of an unbelievable and really energetic Milan. For instance, he all the time informed me the rely’s story ».

Which rely?

“A poor buddy of his, who borrowed elegant shirts and trousers after which went to Cova by way of Montenapoleone in an try and pay money for a wealthy girl whom he might marry and calm down. And that is precisely the way it went. Roughly: the one he later married, met on the tables of the Cova, was a lady who additionally borrowed her garments … I all the time discuss these items in my exhibits ».

What appears?
«I carry out in two Milanese golf equipment virtually each week. The rostrum would not hand over for any purpose. I went to Marina Spreafico’s drama college within the Arsenale, a wealth of data I do not need to hand over. I nonetheless proceed to border the 50 thousand lire I earned (in black) with the primary present in Derbyno in by way of dei Missaglia, along with Gianfranco Balestrini. I used to be 25 and wished to be good, not well-known ».

After which?
“Then I made all of them. Together with the efficiency at Drive in. You recognize those who sat in the course of the vehicles and laughed on the jokes? I used to be one among them. Each from time to time somebody was turned away as a result of they did not snicker sufficient. In the future I used to be approached by radio Deejay to current the stage of a touring tour in Piazza del Cannone in Milan. It was the eve of my vacation in Greece with Paola, my girlfriend on the time. I mentioned to her; “Relax, just a few evenings and I am going to go along with you to the seashore.” As an alternative, I have not stopped for 47 days. And Paola inevitably dumped me ».

Radio, one other nice ardour.
“I owe a lot to RDS.”

To clarify.

«New 12 months 1999. That of the top of the millennium. On December 31 I will likely be in Rome. They name me on the radio: ‘Prepare, tonight it’s important to be in Piazza Duomo in Milan for the countdown. You’re stay on Canale 5. You begin at 9 pm. I take a flying airplane. There was no script, there was no schedule. I went on that stage with 100,000 folks in entrance of me and I needed to improvise ».

“Properly, that is when the vacationer village animator in me got here out. And I started: “You can have been residence with household! You can have spent some huge cash on a shrimp cocktail on the restaurant! However you’re there! Thanks Milanooooo! “. At the moment the delirium till midnight and after, all improvised ».

In brief, a costume rehearsal of what you do immediately in San Siro when Milan performs.

“Precisely. Besides the primary time beneath the South curve was dramatic. It was 2000. RDS was a companion of Milan and we conductors had been tasked with entertaining the followers with some music earlier than the match. Till that day, Francesco Pasquali had finished it, however one Sunday, when the stadium was already full, he determined to cross me the microphone.”Meet Gegio!” he shouted. And the refrain began from the nook: “Sceeeemo, Sceeeeemo… “. There was an unmistakable sort in entrance of his smurf-colored shirt who made unrepeatable gestures to me from the stands. He is been harassing me all afternoon. I’ve by no means forgotten it and can always remember it ».

At the moment, the connection with the followers could be very totally different.
‘And it is lovely. They flip me on each time I learn the formations (I have been doing it since 2002) I all the time shake my palms. And to suppose I’ve by no means been an enormous fan of soccer, I’ve by no means performed it, I cherished basketball ».

The place are you watching the match from?
“Off the pitch. And I do not perceive a lot of what is occurring. One time I did not even discover that they canceled a purpose by Theo Hernandez and once I noticed the ball within the internet I began shouting: “Coooooon quantity 19 scored.. .”. Then, instantly afterwards, I needed to apologize ».

And what relationship do you may have with the gamers?

“They’re guys who’re too younger for me and all the time tremendous concentrated. I do not affiliate with any of them exterior the San Siro. However I fondly keep in mind Clarence Seedorf who stopped operating throughout a pre-game warm-up to return and shake my hand. A pleasant gesture “.

How was the Bruttito born?
“The concept comes from the three founders of the legendary Fb web page”.


«In no way: Marco De Crescenzio is from Taranto, Tommaso Pozza is from Padua and Federico Marchisio is from Varese. They selected me after seeing some sketches of the third secret of satire. They wanted somebody who might interpret the Milanese’s method of talking and tics ».

Lets give some examples of those tics?
“After all. The Ugly One whereas he brushes his tooth, with the opposite hand the traces of toothpaste from the sink; as he closes the door of the home, he concurrently calls the elevator; on the visitors gentle he doesn’t look ahead to inexperienced however clicks whether it is pink for pedestrians, he by no means says no to an invite however “I am going to come to you later” And naturally it goes solely by automobile and never by shuttles: metro, tram, bus … ».

His alter ego is the Giargiana.

“Precisely. Giargiana are all those that stay simply exterior the ring street. And that in comparison with the Imbruttito they don’t solely and solely consider the 2 “f’s”: the place the second “f” stands for turnover”.

In your sketches and within the film «I drop every thing and open a chiringuito», Giargiana is performed by Valerio Airò.
“Unimaginable comic. It was found as a result of he had launched himself to the audition for a film together with his Piacenza accent and steered taking part in the a part of a Lucanian character. And there they mentioned, Both he’s a idiot or a genius. The second was proper ».

However you, Germano Lanzoni generally known as Gegio, are you ugly in on a regular basis life?

“After I’m within the automobile, certain.”

And who is aware of which automobile…
“You will not imagine it, however I’ve a Panda. As soon as on the visitors lights, a person in a Volvo acknowledged me and mentioned to me, “Ue, you ugly one, what are you doing on the Panda?! A person such as you has to journey to Cayenne…”

However does he not less than stay inside the “ring street”?
«In no way, I stay in Brusuglio di Cormano. In an attic certainly, however in Brusuglio … ».

“Complete. We lived with my dad and mom in Milan, close to the Central Station. Then father purchased this home exterior town and now I stay there with my companion Lara Bogni, who’s a dancer, and our 15-year-old twins. They need us to after twenty years of marriage, normally earlier than the celebration ».

And are you getting married?
“I defined to the ladies that I would slightly spend 20.30K to purchase a field”.

Reply that the Dogui, or the legendary Guido Nicheli, might have given. Do you’re feeling like your inheritor?

“He was a very massive, ugly man. The distinction with me is that ‘Alboreto is nothing’, he might have even mentioned it off set, speaking to associates. As a result of it was that method in life. I would slightly be thought of because the inheritor of Giuseppe Moncalvo, an actor who bravely performed in 1800, in entrance of the Austrians who guarded the stage and infrequently took him to jail, the Meneghino, a historic masks who wears no masks.Identical to the Milanese Imbruttito ».

June 6, 2022 (change June 6, 2022 | 08:59)

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