Gregório Duvivier

TEXT: Agnese Marra | PHOTO: Bel Pedrosa

Gregorio Duvivier


There’s just not enough room for his many hats. An actor, screenwriter, columnist and poet, this 28-year-old Rio native has already published four books. He has participated in nearly 20 films and is one of the creators of the most successful comedy show in Brazil: Porta dos Fundos. Between filming an episode and launching his new one-man show in São Paulo, Duvivier shares the best-kept secrets of his city.

Where do you go in Rio de Janeiro for theater or shows?

I love the Teatro Municipal do Jockey and the Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto, which has great halls and very careful programming of plays and music.

As a carioca, where do you go for a break? 

When I want ocean, I like to relax on the beaches of Grumari, Prainha and Reserva, which are half an hour from Rio. And when I want mountains, I like Corrêas in Petrópolis, where there are great lodges like Alcobaça.

How would you spend an ideal weekend in the Cidade Maravilhosa?

On Saturday, you can go to Santa Teresa and have lunch at Aprazível, overlooking the Parque das Ruinas, where there are always good chorinho concerts. At night, catch some music at Circo Voador or Clube dos Democráticos in Lapa – it’s great for samba. On Sunday, start with breakfast at the Instituto Moreira Salles, and in the afternoon, take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens or Parque Lage. End the day with a dip at Praia Arpoador, and if it’s summer, cheer with the locals when the sun sets.

What Latin American comedians inspire you?

Roberto Gómez Bolaños was one of the few Spanish speakers who managed to overcome the language barrier and succeed in Brazil. On the other hand, Ricardo Darín is my greatest inspiration. I think he’s the best actor in the world.

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