Hugo Chávez’s humor was always crass, but the guy had the charisma to sort of pull of a shtick. Under Nicolás Maduro, attempts at comedy have devolved into sheer cruelty — with mirth supplanted by insult.
Two firemen were imprisoned for comparing Nicolás Maduro to a donkey. Laughter is a traditional way to criticize power, but can it start a political movement? Yes, it can, if we build a discourse around it.