HBO to debut its first talk show in Latin America


HBO Latin America announces the launch of the new original production “Chumel con Chumel Torres”, a weekly talk show “with a touch of irony and satire”. This is the first show of its kind developed and produced in Mexico by HBO Latin America for the entire region.


The show, hosted by the Mexican comedian José Manuel “Chumel” Torres, will be available on HBO and HBO Go simultaneously, beginning July 22 at 11 PM. It will also air on HBO Latino in the United States.


The program is adhering to the ‘late-night talk show’ style inspired by comedians such as John Oliver and Jon Stewart. In the last few years, “Chumel” Torres has become one of the most influential figures in terms of political satire in Mexico, with more than 1.5 million followers of its YouTube channel “El Pulso de la República” (The Republic’s Pulse).


“Chumel Torres has captivated a large audience with his particular analytical style, and we are thrilled to welcome him to HBO, where we are sure he will reach millions more”, said Roberto Ríos, Corporate Vice-President of Original Productions, HBO Latin America.