By Sharon Salt.
Malena Pichot, Argentine comedienne extraordinaire, is basically my Spanish teacher. (Well, her and my boyfriend.)
Having never taken a structured Spanish class, I was desperate to find examples of Argentine Spanish in everyday life that were easily accessible (at the time I had no TV) and, preferably, also funny and fresh. Malena was exactly what I was looking for. Between her stand-up material, CUALCA sketches, and two TV series – Jorge and Por Ahora – she’s taught me all the Argentine Spanish I had hoped to learn and more.